Definition of voltage divider in US English:

voltage divider


  • A series of resistors or capacitors which can be tapped at any intermediate point to produce a specific fraction of the voltage applied between its ends.

    • ‘Providing reference standard accuracy, it can operate as a multimeter, resistance bridge, voltage divider, null detector, AC / DC transfer standard, precision thermometer, and current comparator.’
    • ‘The two driven motor windings form a voltage divider.’
    • ‘This goes to a voltage divider and into a micro controller unit.’
    • ‘This produces a voltage divider at the output of the driver that effectively halves the strength of the emitted signal.’