reverse voltage

reverse voltage

[ri′vərs ′vōl·tij]
(electricity)
In the case of two opposing voltages, voltage of that polarity which produces the smaller current.
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Features of semiconductor rectifiers such as power or signal conditioning and blocking the reverse voltage aid in power management and efficient system performance.
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This avalanche needs to be stopped either by an active quenching circuit (AQC) that reduces the reverse voltage on the SPAD below the breakdown voltage or by a passive quenching circuit, typically a simple series resistor.
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In this paper, a Reduced Switch Reverse Voltage (RSRV) multi level inverter with asymmetrical DC sources and reduced number of components is considered.
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