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po·ten·tial di·vider

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  1. potential divider, voltage dividernoun

    resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage


  1. potential divider

    A potential divider, also known as a voltage divider, is a simple electronic circuit that is designed to reduce the voltage of an electrical input to a lesser, desired voltage. It consists of two or more resistors connected in series, dividing the input voltage among them according to their respective resistances, thus producing a smaller output voltage. It is commonly used in creating reference voltages or in reducing the voltage of a power source to a level suitable for a subsequent circuit or component.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potential divider in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potential divider in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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