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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.

A From 'A' To 'AWG'
B From 'Back Electromotive Force (Back EMF)' To 'Bus Converter '
C From 'C' To 'Curve B (or Class B)'
D From 'dB' To 'Dynamic Load'
E From 'Earth' To 'External Fusing'
F From 'F' To 'Fusible Link'
G From 'Galvanic' To 'Grounded'
H From 'H' To 'Hz'
I From 'I ' To 'Isolation Voltage'
J From 'J ' To 'Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET)'
K From 'K' To 'kWh'
L From 'L ' To 'LVD'
M From 'Magnetic Amplifier (Mag Amp)' To 'Multi-Resonant Topology (MRT)'
N From 'Nano ' To 'NTC'
O From 'OCV' To 'OVP'
P From 'P' To 'PWM '
Q From 'Quarter Brick ' To 'Quarter Brick '
R From 'R' To 'RS485'
S From 'S' To 'System International d’Unites (SI)'
T From 't' To 'TUV '
U From 'U' To 'USB'
V From 'V' To 'Vss'
W From 'W' To 'Working Voltage'
X-Z From 'X ' To 'Zetta '
# From '°C ' To '°F '

Term of the day : 'Hiccup Current Limit '

When the output of a power supply exceeds certain limits, the control circuit will turn off the output, wait a period and then turn on the output once more. If the output current is still too high, this cycle is repeated until the power supply is turned off ot the fault condition is removed.

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