balance coil


Definition of balance coil

: an iron-cored solenoid with a tap at the center or neutral point used to provide a neutral terminal in a three-wire system

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First Known Use of balance coil

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Balance coil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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