Wagner Earthing Device

Definition: The Wagner earth device is used for removing the earth capacitance from the bridges. It is the type of voltage divider circuit used to reduces the error which occurs because of stray capacitance. The Wagner Earth device provides high accuracy to the bridge. At high frequency, stray capacitance is induced between the bridge elements,…

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Power in AC Circuit

The power of three-phase AC circuit is used in large industries for running the heavy machines. The power of single-phase AC circuit is used for operating the small household devices. The magnitude of three phase ac circuit power is three times more than the power of the single phase circuit. Consider if P is the…

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Optical Pyrometer

Definition: The optical pyrometer is a non-contact type temperature measuring device. It works on the principle of matching the brightness of an object to the brightness of the filament which is placed inside the pyrometer. The optical pyrometer is used for measuring the temperature of the furnaces, molten metals, and other overheated material or liquids.…

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Photoelectric Tachometer

Definition: The tachometer which uses the light for measuring the speed of rotation of shaft or disc of machines is known as the photoelectric tachometer. The opaque disc with holes on its periphery, light source and laser are the essential parts of the photoelectric tachometer. The tachometer consists the opaque disc which is mounted on the…

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Difference Between LVDT & RVDT

One of the significant difference between the LVDT (Linear variable differential transformer) and the RVDT (Rotatory Variable Differential Transformer) is that the LVDT changes the linear motion into the alternating electrical signals whereas the RVDT translate the angular displacement into an electrical signal. The other differences between the LVDT and RVDT are shown below in…

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Difference Between Active & Reactive Power

The most significant difference between the active and reactive power is that the active power is the actual power which is dissipated in the circuit. Whereas, the reactive power is the useless power which only flows between the source and load. The other differences between the active and reactive power are explained below in the comparison…

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Maximum Demand Indicator

Definition: The maximum demand indicator measures the maximum amount of power requires by the consumer at the particular interval of time. The indicator is designed in such a way so that they measure the base and peak load but unable to measures the sudden short-circuit or starting high current of the motor. It is designed…

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Hot Wire Anemometer

Definition: The Hot Wire Anemometer is a device used for measuring the velocity and direction of the fluid. This can be done by measuring the heat loss of the wire which is placed in the fluid stream. The wire is heated by electrical current. The hot wire when placed in the stream of the fluid,…

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Difference Between Eddy Current & Hysteresis Loss

The most significant difference between the Eddy current and Hysteresis loss is that the eddy current loss occurs because of the relative motion between the conductor and the magnetic field. Whereas the hysteresis loss occurs because of the reversal of the magnetism. The other differences between the hysteresis and the eddy current loss are explained…

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Seismic Transducer

Definition: The seismic transducer is used for measuring the vibration of the ground. The spring mass damper element and the displacement transducer are the two main component of the seismic transducer. The mass that connected to the damper element and spring without any other support is known as spring mass damper element. And the displacement…

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