Power supplies

2017-07-27T22:03:37+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Atomic battery, Button cell, Fuse (electrical), Power supply unit (computer), Solar panel, Battery (electricity), Electric generator, Solar cell, Rectifier, Switched-mode power supply, Tesla coil, Power inverter, Power over Ethernet, DC-to-DC converter, AC adapter, Compensated pulsed alternator, Joule thief, Analog signal to discrete time interval converter flashcards Power supplies
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  • Atomic battery
    The terms atomic battery, nuclear battery, tritium battery and radioisotope generator are used to describe a device which uses energy from the decay of a radioactive isotope to generate electricity.
  • Button cell
    A watch battery or button cell is a small single cell battery shaped as a squat cylinder typically 5 to 25 mm in diameter and 1 to 6 mm high—like a button on a garment, hence the name.
  • Fuse (electrical)
    In electronics and electrical engineering, a fuse is a type of low resistance resistor that acts as a sacrificial device to provide overcurrent protection, of either the load or source circuit.
  • Power supply unit (computer)
    A power supply unit (or PSU) converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of a computer.
  • Solar panel
    Solar panel refers to a panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.
  • Battery (electricity)
    An electric battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells with external connections provided to power electrical devices such as flashlights, smartphones, and electric cars.
  • Electric generator
    In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for use in an external circuit.
  • Solar cell
    A solar cell, or photovoltaic cell (in very early days also termed "solar battery" – a denotation which nowadays has a totally different meaning, see here), is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is a physical and chemical phenomenon.
  • Rectifier
    A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction.
  • Switched-mode power supply
    A switched-mode power supply (switching-mode power supply, switch-mode power supply, switched power supply, SMPS, or switcher) is an electronic power supply that incorporates a switching regulator to convert electrical power efficiently.
  • Tesla coil
    The Tesla coil is an electrical resonant transformer circuit designed by inventor Nikola Tesla around 1891 as a power supply for his "System of Electric Lighting".
  • Power inverter
    A power inverter, or inverter, is an electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).
  • Power over Ethernet
    Power over Ethernet or PoE describes any of several standardized or ad-hoc systems which pass electric power along with data on twisted pair Ethernet cabling.
  • DC-to-DC converter
    A DC-to-DC converter is an electronic circuit or electromechanical device that converts a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another.
  • AC adapter
    An AC adapter, AC/DC adapter, or AC/DC converter is a type of external power supply, often enclosed in a case similar to an AC plug.
  • Compensated pulsed alternator
    A compensated pulsed alternator, also known by the portmanteau compulsator, is a form of power supply.
  • Joule thief
    A joule thief is a minimalist Armstrong self-oscillating voltage booster that is small, low-cost, and easy to build, typically used for driving small loads.
  • Analog signal to discrete time interval converter
    An analog signal to discrete time interval converter (ASDTIC) is a specialized kind of an analog-to-digital converter, which converts the analog input signal (e.g. voltage or current) to time intervals between pulses.