current divider


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current divider

[′kər·ənt di‚vīd·ər]
(electricity)
A device used to deliver a desired fraction of a total current to a circuit.
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Connecting the source contacts of, say, 1 in 1000 cells together and providing a separate sensing source connection, the device operates as an accurate high-ratio current divider provided that the sensing source and main source connections operate at the same potential.
The fabricated current-mode AGC chip consists of a current peak detector, a current subtractor, a circuit which consists of a square current generator and a current divider.