dummy load


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dummy load

n
(Electrical Engineering) a resistive component that absorbs all the output power of an electrical generator or radio transmitter in order to simulate working conditions for test purposes
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A pair of safety drivers will be on board each vehicle, while some will be carrying a dummy load to simulate cargo weight.
If by <<a>> denote the coefficient of resistance reduction, in general terms the value of the dummy load of three-winding transformers can be represented as follows:
For these reasons, a dummy load is an essential component of any well-designed emergency power system.
Inside the container, video and audio had been installed, alongside the dummy load.
Before you do any Sentinel maintenance, install a dummy load. That way, the Sentinel sends RF into the dummy load and not out into space where it could microwave anyone on top of the Sentinel.
We took it away and replaced it with dummy load which we allowed them to collect."
The new features incorporate a selection of installation and end-user benefits, such as true dual mutual standby functionality with a load balancing timer for system backup and reduced engine stress (DSE7310 only); expanded load shedding and dummy load control for improved system capabilities; and fan control for additional cooling and preventive maintenance.
The spin flipper current supply is switched to a dummy load on alternate beam pulses when the flipper is "off" to keep the experimental conditions as constant as possible under the two spin flipper operational states.
Belgian police working with their UK counterparts alerted Customs and unbeknown to the smugglers the drugs were swopped for a dummy load. Gouthwaite was arrested after collecting the consignment in Warrington.
Three key factors were responsible for this incident: A light bulb was burned out, and it showed the radar was in antenna vice dummy load. Technicians were unfamiliar with control panels.
A dummy load of tomatoes had been placed at the rear of the trailer to disguise the true cargo, leaving each of the immigrants a tiny crouching space.