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snubber

[′snəb·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical device consisting essentially of a drum, spring, and friction band, connected between axle and frame, in order to slow the recoil of the spring and reduce jolting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

snubber

snubber, 1
1. A component of a vibration isolator that limits the displacement of the isolator in either the vertical or horizontal direction.
2. On a very large expulsion-type fuse, a silencer that reduces the loud noise produced in clearing heavy electrical faults.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

snubber

i. A component in a hydraulic or pneumatic actuator that slows down the motion of the piston toward the end of its travel and thus cushions the stopping action of the piston.
ii. A restrictor fitting installed between an oil pressure gauge and the pressure pump. A snubber prevents the indicator from oscillating.
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The snubber diode DE turns on and the current commutates into the snubber capacitor [C.sub.E].
According to designs and specifications of the proposed boost converters with the single-capacitor snubber, components of power stages in the proposed one are determined as follows.
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Remember that a snubber eliminates this effect and therefore should always be installed on every pressure system.
The one instance in the snubber case where the analysis was not conservative (H5) is not considered significant.
The 4-A to 6-A devices are optimized for use as snubber diodes in lighting applications (either ballast or HID), while the 8-A to 15-A devices are suitable for PFC boost and output diodes in telecom and desktop power supplies.
International Rectifier introduced its iP2005A power management IC that is optimized for low EMI, eliminating the need for external snubber circuits in EMI-sensitive designs such as consumer game consoles.
They are available with ratings up to 50A per phase at 600V AC (530V AC with internal snubber network), with either a DC, AC or low-voltage AC (18V AC to 36V AC) input.