capacitive divider

capacitive divider

[kə¦pas·əd·iv di′vīd·ər]
(electricity)
Two or more capacitors placed in series across a source, making available a portion of the source voltage across each capacitor; the voltage across each capacitor will be inversely proportional to its capacitance.
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capacitive dividers may have frequency and phase characteristics, used to operate at frequencies up to hundreds of kilohertz or higher; but in many applications a resonant circuit is added, which makes the frequency response of the capacitive divider inapplicable for measurements at any frequency other than resonant.
The advantage compared to the half-bridge connection is that there is not necessary to create capacitive divider.
A typical transformerless power supply section for an energy meter is shown in Figure 1, Prior to voltage regulation the high voltage supply is stepped down by a capacitive divider and rectified.