ballast resistor


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Noun1.ballast resistor - a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)ballast resistor - a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
resistor, resistance - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
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However, if the total stray inductance of the circuit will be higher than 2 [micro]H or a series to the load ballast resistor is implemented, the effect of stray capacitance according to the proposed model is not significant and could be neglected.
At time t = 1 ms a breakdown starts to take place, the load resistance Rload is shunted by the circuit of the short-circuited discharger D and the connected ballast resistor Rb.
"My PCS telephone," says Lumley, "doesn't even have a transformer - it just has a big ballast resistor, a couple of diodes, and a capacitor.
A corresponding increase of the voltage drop over the ballast resistor results in an increase of the driving current and in a small increase of the flux generated (Fig.