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rheostat

 [re´o-stat]
an apparatus for regulating resistance in an electric circuit.

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat),
A variable resistor used to adjust the current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rheostat

[rē′əstat]
Etymology: Gk, rheos, current, statikos, causing to stand
a variable resistance electric device that can be adjusted to control the strength of a current.

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat)
A variable resistor used to adjust the current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat)
A variable resistor used to adjust current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rheostat (rē´ōstat),

n a resistor for regulating a current by means of variable resistances.
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Rheostat pedal.
rheostat pedal,
n foot pedal that controls the speed on rotary powered, variable speed dental polishing equipment.

rheostat

an apparatus for regulating resistance in an electric circuit.
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When the motor current reaches a pre-defined current limit (such as 190 percent or 250 percent), the speed drops, but it recovers more quickly than with the liquid rheostat, according to the company.
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The PIC12C671 and PIC12C672 target applications in which the environment (pressure, temperature, motion, acceleration, gas concentration and sound) is being monitored and/or measured in a variety of products, such as smart sensors, intruder detectors, security systems, tire pressure gauges, water meters, CO detectors, exhaust systems, smoke detectors, portable voice recorders, intelligent thermostats, rheostats, safety devices for consumers products, automatic temperature shutoff of electric appliances, automotive "creature comforts," battery chargers and rechargeable battery packs.
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