One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A self-contained and typically transportable unit which stores and supplies electrical power.
- ‘There was a small beep as the unit activated from its small, but efficient power pack.’
- ‘Top on the list of gadgets is the hydraulic power pack.’
- ‘Time and money would be better spent helping battery makers produce power packs capable of powering a notebook for a week or so on a single charge.’
- ‘As the batteries run low, patients simply strap on a power pack that recharges the batteries via radio waves beamed through their skin.’
- ‘It is precisely their considerably lower power consumption that ensures that power packs will no longer be needed.’
- ‘The battery is charged wirelessly via induction from an external power pack and provides 30 minutes of operation if the charger is removed.’
- ‘The revolutionary concept of placing the power pack in front was maintained.’
- ‘The phaser's power pack is long since depleted, and the motor is discarded.’
- ‘A metallic scratching grabbed my attention, complete with robotic whirrs and a sound I knew to be a power pack charging up for use.’
- ‘This woman had a friend hook up a power pack from an electric fence to the windshield wiper.’
- ‘If you are using a pond kit that operates on a 12-volt power supply, you can locate your pond up to 50 feet away from the system's outdoor power pack.’
- ‘The power pack, consisting of the engine and transmission system, is configured for ease of maintenance and are quickly and easily replaced in the field.’
- ‘It is portable, user-friendly and operates on a battery-connected power pack.’
- ‘The only light comes from my lap-top, generated by my personal power pack.’
- ‘To keep your weapons supplied with power you must collect power packs, which usually appear when an enemy has been vanquished.’
- ‘The phone was connected to a power pack the size of a car battery (like something you might expect to see being used to relay military commands to mud filled trenches during the First World War).’
- ‘Usually with units this size, you're forced to ship it to the factory to install a new and pricier power pack.’
- ‘Mitochondria are known as the power pack of cells, energizing them like batteries do flashlight bulbs.’
- ‘Get a few spare batteries or a power pack and you will not regret it.’
- ‘The external power pack is also small enough to be worn or carried, which affords patients reasonably normal mobility.’
- 1.1 A transformer for converting an alternating current to a direct current at a different (usually lower) voltage.
- ‘Add lights as desired keeping total bulb wattage at or below the power pack's (transformer's) maximum output rating.’
- ‘You could add a second transformer, splitting the load between 2 power packs, or purchase a power pack with a wattage rating high enough to handle the entire load.’
power pack/ˈpou(ə)r pak/
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