glow-discharge voltage regulator

glow-discharge voltage regulator

[¦glō ¦dis‚chärj ′vōl·tij ‚reg·yə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
Gas tube that varies in resistance, depending on the value of the applied voltage; used for voltage regulation.
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