Power Supplies A to Z
We've included this handy glossary to help with the terminology & abbreviations relating to power products. Pick a letter below to begin, or download the glossary to refer to it whenever you like.
||From 'A' To 'AWG'
||From 'Back Electromotive Force (Back EMF)' To 'Bus Converter '
||From 'C' To 'Curve B (or Class B)'
||From 'dB' To 'Dynamic Load'
||From 'Earth' To 'External Fusing'
||From 'F' To 'Fusible Link'
||From 'Galvanic' To 'Grounded'
||From 'H' To 'Hz'
||From 'I ' To 'Isolation Voltage'
||From 'J ' To 'Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET)'
||From 'K' To 'kWh'
||From 'L ' To 'LVD'
||From 'Magnetic Amplifier (Mag Amp)' To 'Multi-Resonant Topology (MRT)'
||From 'Nano ' To 'NTC'
||From 'OCV' To 'OVP'
||From 'P' To 'PWM '
||From 'Quarter Brick ' To 'Quarter Brick '
||From 'R' To 'RS485'
||From 'S' To 'System International d’Unites (SI)'
||From 't' To 'TUV '
||From 'U' To 'USB'
||From 'V' To 'Vss'
||From 'W' To 'Working Voltage'
||From 'X ' To 'Zetta '
||From '°C ' To '°F '
Term of the day : 'Core Saturation'
The tendency of molecules in a core to orient in one direction due to excess magnetic flux densities. In most applications, core saturation is an undesirable effect which is avoided through good design: engineering the windings and core so that magnetic flux densities remain well below the saturation levels. Saturation has several causes: operating the core at a different/lower frequency, presence of DC current in the winding, overloading the winding with excess applied voltage.
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