Varactor Diode

Definition: The diode whose internal capacitance varies with the variation of the reverse voltage such type of diode is known as the Varactor diode. It is used for storing the charge. The varactor diode always works in reverse bias, and it is a voltage-dependent semiconductor device The voltage-dependent device means the output of the diode depends …

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Platinum Resistance Thermometer

Definition: The platinum thermal resistance (PTR) uses platinum for determining the temperature. It works on the principle that the resistance of platinum changes with the change of temperature. The thermometer measures the temperature over the range of 200°C to1200°C. The platinum is an unreactive metal and can easily be drawn into fine wires. Because of these properties …

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Photovoltaic or Solar Cell

Definition: The Photovoltaic cell is the semiconductor device that converts the light into electrical energy. The voltage induces by the PV cell depends on the intensity of light incident on it. The name Photovoltaic is because of their voltage producing capability. The electrons of the semiconductor material are joined together by the covalent bond. The electromagnetic …

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Bimetallic Thermometer

Definition: The bimetallic thermometer uses the bimetallic strip which converts the temperature into the mechanical displacement. The working of the bimetallic strip depends on the thermal expansion property of the metal. The thermal expansion is the tendency of metal in which the volume of metal changes with the variation in temperature. Every metal has a …

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Electrical Tachometer

Definition: The tachometer use for measuring the rotational speed or angular velocity of the machine which is coupled to it. It works on the principle of relative motion between the magnetic field and shaft of the coupled device. The relative motion induces the EMF in the coil which is placed between the constant magnetic field of the …

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Reactive Power Measurement

The power which exists in the circuit when the voltage and current are out of phase to each other, such type of power is known as the reactive power. The formula measures the reactive power in the circuit The measurement of reactive power is essential because the value of reactive power shows the total power …

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