wire-wound resistor


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wire-wound resistor

[′wīr ¦wau̇nd ri′zis·tər]
(electricity)
A resistor employing as the resistance element a length of high-resistance wire or ribbon, usually Nichrome, wound on an insulating form.
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The 4TP bridge, at balance, measures the ratio of the QHR "standard" (with its in-phase impedance component defined between external connection stars Y and Z) and the wire-wound resistor (defined between internal connection points A and B).
Figure 11 shows a magnetic field sweep over the quadruple-series-connected i = 2 plateau [V.sub.H](Y,Z) at 1.51 K compared in 4TP mode with the 12.9 k[ohm] wire-wound resistor 12.9WW1 at 20.0 [micro]A rms and 1592 Hz.
Thomas had taken up the task of improving the long-term stability of wire-wound resistors, which were used to measure the current in absolute determinations.