variable resistor


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variable resistor

n.
An electrical resistor, such as a potentiometer, whose resistance can be changed.
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Noun1.variable resistor - resistor for regulating currentvariable resistor - resistor for regulating current  
dimmer - a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
resistor, resistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
contact arm, wiper arm, wiper - contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
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Where there was once a variable resistor of which only the knob was visible on the column, you now have a standard lamp with a tumbler switch, complete with fingerprints.
Set values and input signals can be checked and monitored easily by the front digital display keys but can also be made with an external setting unit like a variable resistor.
A variable resistor, called a potentiometer, is connected across the coil with its adjustable slide wiper connected to ground through a sensitive ammeter.
Once Ghost Pedal is turned on, the user enters a 10-second mode during which the variable resistor calibrates the ability to flex the foot from the floor.
Variable resistor is used for calibration purposes.

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