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flux gate

n.
A detector used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic field.
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flux′ gate`


n.
an instrument for indicating the field strength of an external magnetic field, as that of the earth: used in some gyrocompasses and magnetometers. Also called flux′ valve`.
[1945–50]
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It includes a KMT112 magnetic slaving transmitter (known as a flux valve), the KA51-series slaving control and compensator unit, the KG102A remote heading gyro, and the KI525A HSI, which BendixKing called the Pictorial Navigation Indicator, or PNI.
In aircraft that have slaved HSI systems, the magnetometer can likely be placed in the same location as the old flux valve. Line voltage for the KFD 840 can range from 11 to 33 volts, and the AML list covers most Class I and II aircraft built since 1980.