Knowledgebase for drive and measurement technology

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  • Brake chopperA brake chopper is used to monitor the DC link voltage in a frequency inverter [...]
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  • Dancer regulationSo-called dancers are used, for example, in winding […]
  • DC resistanceThe electrical resistance of a conductor is essentially dependent [...]
  • Digital multimeterA digital multimeter is a device for measuring various electrical characteristics [...]
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  • Effective resistanceFor an ohmic resistance or an effective resistance […]
  • Electric and magnetic SI unitsAnalogies can be found between the electrical circuit […]
  • EMC filterSince electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC for short, is […]
  • EMI FilterPerformance driven EMI filters are used to regulate and protect sensitive [...]
  • EN 60335The DIN EN 60335 outlines procedures for production testing [...]
  • EN 60601Electro-medical devices must be tested according to DIN EN 60601 [...]
  • ESR MeasurementEquivalent Series Resistance (ESR) refers to the internal loss resistance [..]
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  • Fan motorFans and their motors have become indispensable in modern industrial [...]
  • Four-terminal sensingA constant current source sends a constant current […]
  • Frequency inverterA frequency inverter is an electronic device which enables [...]
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  • ImpedanceImpedance (symbol Z ) is used in AC technology as a resistor in the current [...]
  • Impedance meterImpedance (Z) is an important parameter, used for [...]
  • Insulation MeasurementAn insulation resistance test is a method by which the security and [...]
  • Insulation resistanceThe insulation resistance is the resistance in ohms of wires [...]
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  • Kelvin contactsIn the 19th Century Baron Kelvin lectured as Professor of Theoretical Physics [...]
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  • LCR MeterAn LCR meter can be used to determine impedance, the complex resistance [...]
  • Leakage current measurementLeakage current measurement is performed as part of the safety test of an [...]
  • Leakage inductanceThe term leakage inductance describes the fraction of […]
  • Lenz’s LawLenz's Law focuses on electromagnetic induction. The [...]
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  • OhmmeterA microohmmeter is a resistance-measuring device with which low [...]
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  • Phase angleIt describes the phase shift between total voltage […]
  • Phase shiftIn a system with several sinusoidal functions, for […]
  • PhasesThe term phase refers to the process of […]
  • PID controlA PID controller is a control structure that attempts to achieve a[...]
  • Power chokeA power choke is connected between the mains supply and the inverter [...]
  • Protective relay testA protective relay test includes the review of protective devices [...]
  • PT100Temperature Control with PT100 as a protective measure for Electrical [...]
  • Pump controlPumps and pump controls are an indispensable part of today's [...]
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  • Skin EffectAt high frequencies mainly electrons at the surface […]
  • SMD adapterBoth the terms SMD adapter and SMD tweezers belong to the surface mounting [...]
  • SoftstartersWhen you turn on an electrical load, so-called inrush of current flows [...]
  • Speed ControlWe come across speed control of electric motors everywhere in a modern society [...]
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  • TransformerWith a transformer alternating currents can be transformed, […]
  • Transformer testerA transformer tester is used for determining the quality of a transformer [...]
  • TurnsIt specifies the number of loops for an […]
  • Turns RatioSometimes turns ratio is also called gear ratio [...]
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