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regulator
This entry is located in the following units: -or; -our (primarily British) (page 12) regi-, reg-, rec-, rex- (page 9)
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electronic voltage regulator
1. An instrument that maintains the direct-current power supply voltage for electronic equipment which is nearly constant in spite of the input alternating-current line voltage variations and output load variations.
2. A type of regulator that uses all solid state devices to perform the regulatory functions.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 70)
voltage regulator, voltage corrector, automatic voltage regulator, voltage stabilizer
1. A circuit or device that produces a nearly constant voltage output, even when the voltage input (line) and current output (load) may vary considerably.
2. A device that maintains the terminal voltage of a generator or other voltage source within required limits despite variations in input voltage or load.
3. A circuit that includes a sensor capable of monitoring the load and restoring the output voltage to close tolerance limits despite changes in both the load and the input voltage.
4. Any electrical or electronic device that maintains the voltage of a power source within acceptable limits.

The voltage regulator is needed to keep voltages within the prescribed range that can be tolerated by the electrical equipment using that voltage.

Voltage regulators also are used in electronic equipment in which excessive variations in voltage would be detrimental.

This entry is located in the following units: auto-, aut- (page 24) volt + (page 6)
voltage-regulator diode, voltage regulator diode
1. A diode in which the voltage is independent of the current for a considerable range of current values; such as, a Zener diode or a two-terminal semiconductor junction device with a very sharp voltage breakdown as a reverse bias is applied.

The diode may be used as the main component of a simple voltage regulator, or as a constant voltage reference for a more elaborate voltage regulator circuit.

2. A diode that maintains an essentially constant direct voltage in a circuit despite changes in line voltage or load.
This entry is located in the following unit: volt + (page 7)
voltage-regulator tube, voltage regulator tube, VR tube
1. A glow-discharge tube that maintains an essentially constant tube voltage drop over the operating range of current.
2. A glow-discharge tube in which the tube voltage drop is approximately constant over the operating range of current.

It is used to maintain an essentially constant direct voltage in a circuit despite changes in line voltage or load.

This entry is located in the following unit: volt + (page 7)
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regulator
Prevents overcharging of batteries by controlling charge cycle-usually adjustable to conform to specific battery needs.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 18)
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series regulator
Type of battery charge regulator where the charging current is controlled by a switch connected in a series with the photovoltaic module or array.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 19)
shunt regulator
Type of a battery charge regulator where the charging current is controlled by a switch connected in parallel with the photovoltaic (PV) generator.

Shorting the photovoltaic generator prevents overcharging of the battery.

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 20)