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▪ Weakly electric fish don't need high voltages or currents for their purposes, which are purely information-gathering ones.
▪ However, an internal high voltage, as much as 1500 volts, must be applied.
▪ Rhinos are also now being relocated to sanctuaries which are surrounded by high voltage fencing.
▪ For the first time it would be possible to send high voltages on slender wires for hundreds of miles.
▪ This has obvious implications for making floating current measurements in high voltage distribution systems.
▪ It does make sense that the lateral line would be adversely affected by prolonged exposure to unusually high voltage.
▪ A high voltage lamp was then fixed in each compartment to give light when necessary for the men working in the compartment.
▪ This part of the subtle body can be photographed by a high voltage technique called Kirlian photography.
▪ Deependable Products now offer an easy way to remove and prevent induced voltages - the Nega-volt.
▪ Recent research has linked induced voltages with lateral line disease.
▪ Current flows into the motor provided the voltage applied to the phase can overcome the induced voltage.
▪ It is these induced voltages which are used to extract energy from the mechanical system and provide electromagnetic damping.
▪ The induced voltage leads the phase current by the angle a and lags the applied voltage by 6.
▪ The screen is bright enough at these lower voltages because the viewer watches from the side that the electrons strike the phosphor.
▪ Slow waves appear in bursts, separated by periods of low voltage activity of about ten seconds.
▪ All other flying leads for the switches and indicators are at low voltage and these can be soldered directly to the p.c.b.
▪ With modern circuits that run on low voltages the mains transformer provides two functions.
▪ One of these is simply to reduce the 240 volt mains supply down to the much lower voltage required by the circuit.
▪ Beams can also be established at low accelerating voltages, thus reducing the risk of specimen damage.
▪ Includes low-energy, low voltage, &038; cabling, electric fittings, etc.
▪ Even more is lost during the transmission process; the lower the voltage the more energy is dissipated.
▪ Hence the voltage drop across R5 will be in the range 0.4V to 1.4V.
▪ An alternative choice of independent variables that is more convenient for certain types of four-terminal network is the input current and output voltage.
▪ From this, it is clear that the output voltage can be varied by altering the duty cycle.
▪ Practical Transformers Another problem is that the output voltage of transformers seldom correspond exactly to the rated voltage.
▪ Hence the output voltage, within the design limits, remains constant over a wide range of current and input voltage variations.
▪ With parallel operation the output voltage is equal to the voltage rating of one winding, or 6 volts in this case.
▪ Thus the output voltage will be held at a voltage equal to that at pin 3.
▪ This would give double the required output voltage which could easily cause damage to the power supply components and beyond.
▪ A large supply voltage and phase resistance are only required when the motor is operating at high speeds.
▪ During these freewheeling intervals the effective phase voltage is equal to the d.c. supply voltage.
▪ Voltage regulation is not required for IC2 either because its timing is largely independent of the supply voltage.
▪ The full supply voltage is applied to the winding and the current is rapidly boosted to slightly above rated.
▪ The current is now opposed by the supply voltage and is rapidly forced to zero.
▪ In the bilevel drive there are two supply voltages.
▪ How can the supply voltage and consequently the phase current - be increased during acceleration or deceleration?
▪ On test with no load the divider chip consumed only 19mA at a supply voltage of 1.8V.
▪ The electrodes intersect at each pixel to produce the required activation voltage.
▪ The other acts as a pickup coil producing a voltage proportional to the rate of change of magnetic flux linking it.
▪ The principle of waveform detection using motional voltage can be illustrated by referring to a three.phase variable.reluctance stepping motor with one-phase-on excitation.
▪ Rather than using analogue voltages the servos operate with digital pulses of varying width to form a pulse width locked loop.
▪ This may be used to set the voltage at pin 6, with pin 4 connected to 0V.
▪ low-voltage electrical current
▪ During these freewheeling intervals the effective phase voltage is equal to the d.c. supply voltage.
▪ So, if you are experiencing this problem, check for voltage leakage from every possible source.
▪ The electrodes intersect at each pixel to produce the required activation voltage.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Voltage \Vol"tage\, n. (Elec.) Electric potential or potential difference, expressed in volts.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"electromotive force reckoned in volts," 1882, from volt + -age.


n. 1 (context physics English) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space. 2 The potential difference between live conductors and neutral conductors or the earth in a system when in operation.

  1. n. the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts [syn: electromotive force, emf]

  2. the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts [syn: electric potential, potential, potential difference, potential drop]


Voltage, electric potential difference, '''electric pressure ''' or electric tension (formally denoted or , but more often simply as V or U, for instance in the context of Ohm's or Kirchhoff's laws) is the difference in electric potential energy between two points per unit electric charge. The voltage between two points is equal to the work done per unit of charge against a static electric field to move the test charge between two points and is measured in units of volts (a joule per coulomb).

Voltage can be caused by static electric fields, by electric current through a magnetic field, by time-varying magnetic fields, or some combination of these three. A voltmeter can be used to measure the voltage (or potential difference) between two points in a system; often a common reference potential such as the ground of the system is used as one of the points. A voltage may represent either a source of energy ( electromotive force), or lost, used, or stored energy ( potential drop).

Voltage (disambiguation)

Voltage (abbreviated ∆V) is the term for the difference in electric potential energy. It may also refer to:

Voltage (company)

Voltage Inc is a Japanese developer and publisher of interactive story apps, such as visual novels and otome games, for iPhone and Android devices. They also develop games with their San Francisco based subsidiary Voltage Entertainment USA.

Usage examples of "voltage".

The essence of what he said was that he had long ago established that the most efficient way of transmitting his polyphase electrical current was to boost it to high voltages and direct it along high-tension cables.

Each time he pecked, his fingers were assaulted by the churning voltage, but he kept on until the ship was driving itself into the dirty trail of preplanetary garbage between the gas giant and the star.

And if Quaid really was NSA, who knew what sort of voltage it was packing.

Listen, I finally got it all sorted out, voltage levels, line conversion, everything, and this is the good bit!

The nose thermistor busily converts temperature to an electrical voltage which modulates the transmitter which squirts the signal back to the suitcase ground system on the 403 mHz.

Tycho, took it to pieces, and with the assistance of an electrochemist from another department, worked out the voltage it had been designed to produce.

Tesla was obsessed by high voltages, high frequencies, and high power--his Colorado Springs laboratory generated 12 megavolts, at currents reported to be over a kiloamp.

Not everybody can calmly climb 2,000 feet into the air with a twenty-pound tool-belt of ohmmeters, wattmeters, voltage meters, and various wrenches, clamps, screwdrivers, and specialized cutting tools.

All of this had been setup so that Zeldo and his ilk could fly straight in from California, drop their whores off at the Imperial, and plug their computer and other more arcane devices straight into the wall without having to deal with the awful culture shock of incompatible plugs and voltages.

The dying stratospheric plasma had found a way to reach down to Earth, its radio frequency pulses pumping vast quantities of ions through the lower atmosphere, inducing a massive voltage difference between the stormclouds and the ground.

An electrical device that puts an ultrahigh voltage on distilled water, causing electrolysis, the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen.

To succeed in this, the cyborg-bacteria should be capable of finding those nervous fibers in the body that control the heart beat or the diaphragm muscles, hooking up to these fibers and feeding into these fibers electrical pulses of very low voltage, which cannot do any harm by themselves, but these would be control pulses that commanding the heart or the lungs to stop working.

Hovan, I want you to keep an eye out for any voltage fluctuations in the cloaking device.

You asked me to watch out for voltage fluctuations on our cloaking screen?

But if one is placed outside and the other inside, a voltage of some 70 millivolts negative to the inside is measured.