Definition of potential divider in US English:

potential divider


  • another term for voltage divider
    • ‘If a signal in a sensing or control system is too big, it can be reduced by ‘tapping off’ a fraction of the signal using a potential divider.’
    • ‘You may find that you need a supply of 6 volts and you have a 9 volt battery, your only option may be to make a potential divider.’
    • ‘The question illustrates the effect of the load on the potential divider.’