volt box


Definition of volt box

: a resistance box provided with taps, usually used with a potentiometer for measuring potentials beyond the range of that instrument, and so constructed that by means of the taps a definite fraction (as ¹/₁₀ or ¹/₁₀₀) of the potential applied to the volt box is made available for potentiometer measurement

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“Volt box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volt%20box. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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