grid-controlled mercury-arc rectifier

grid-controlled mercury-arc rectifier

[′grid kən‚trōld ′mər·kyə·re ¦ärk ′rek·tə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
A mercury-arc rectifier in which one or more electrodes are employed exclusively to control the starting of the discharge. Also known as grid-controlled rectifier.
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