capacitance box

capacitance box

[kə′pas·ə·təns ‚bäks]
(electricity)
An assembly of capacitors and switches which permits adjustment of the capacitance existing at the terminals in nominally uniform steps, from a minimum value near zero to the maximum which exists when all the capacitors are connected in parallel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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