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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Care should be taken to balance the intermediate voltage between the capacitors, usually with so-called bleeder resistors.