Definition of Ballast resistor

1. Noun. A resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations).

Exact synonyms: Ballast, Barretter
Generic synonyms: Resistance, Resistor



Definition of Ballast resistor

1. Noun. An electrical resistor whose resistance varies with the current passing through it, and thus tends to maintain a constant current ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Ballast resistor

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1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Fuse block with ballast resistor. Tbe fuse block and ballast resistor (B) may ... Instead of the ballast resistor being on the back of the switch as in flg. ..."

2. Automotive Ignition Systems by Earl Lester Consoliver, Grover Ira Mitchell, University of Wisconsin University Extension Division (1920)
"The only parts of the circuit that are outside of this unit are the battery, ignition switch, and ballast resistor. The ballast resistor is mounted on the ..."

3. Reference Spectra and Energy Levels for Neutral and Singly-Ionized Platinum (1992)
"The lamp was operated in series with a ii ballast resistor at a dc voltage of 250 V and a current of 90 mA. The cathode was cooled with flowing water. ..."

4. Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1921)
"For example, in the Bosch-Rushmore generator, a bucking coil is employed in connection with what is termed a ballast resistor, or resistance unit. ..."

5. Automobile Ignition: Operation, Upkeep, Care and Repair of Modern Forms of by Harold Phillips Manly (1919)
"This resistance, called the "ballast resistor" may be carried on the switch unit or in the box with the fuses. It is electrically connected in series with ..."

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