bleeder resistor


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bleeder resistor

[′blēd·ər ri′zis·tər]
(electricity)
A resistor connected across a power pack or other voltage source to improve voltage regulation by drawing a fixed current value continuously; also used to dissipate the charge remaining in filter capacitors when equipment is turned off.
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Additional safety is provided by bleeder resistors which are installed with the filters in order to prevent electrical shock due to accidental discharge of filter capacitors while power is disconnected.