potential divider


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potential divider

[pə′ten·chəl di′vīd·ər]
(electricity)
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The sweeping of signals registered by the potential divider was performed in a sleeping mode along the input signal front.
Due to that IR receiver conduction is interrupted so variable pulse signals are generated in the potential divider point which is given to low pass filter through the capacitor C1.
When a voltage is applied, a three-wire circuit acting as a potential divider provides either a voltage or a resistance linearly proportional to the travel of the probe and can thus provide a distance measurement.

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