voltage stabilizer

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voltage stabilizer

[′vōl·tij ‚stā·bə‚līz·ər]
(electronics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

voltage regulator

An electronic circuit used to maintain a level amount of voltage in an electrical line. It eliminates power surges, spikes and brownouts, which can cause harm to sensitive electronics. A voltage regulator "module" (VRM) is a voltage regulator in a replaceable unit.

Voltage Regulators and Stabilizers
Regulators and stabilizers do the same thing. However, voltage regulators generally deal with output from DC power sources, whereas voltage stabilizers and conditioners typically maintain AC line voltage. See surge suppression and UPS.
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Also, a wide input automatic voltage stabiliser has been included which maintains a constant regular flow, negating mains voltage problems such as sags, surges and brownouts.
The UPSs also feature a built-in Automatic Voltage Stabiliser, allowing it to tolerate sags, surges and brownouts without the need to resort to battery power.