Nedungadi, Ashok P. Formerly, Integrated Electronics Facility, Schlumberger Well Services, Houston, Texas.
MacCarthy, Donnell D. Formerly, Voltage Regulator Product Section, General Electric Company, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Hurley, Joseph D. Siemens Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Orlando, Florida.
- Electronic Voltage Regulators
- Feedback network
- Monolithic voltage regulator chips
- Power-System Voltage Regulators
- Power transmission and distribution
- Power generation
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A device or circuit that maintains a load voltage nearly constant over a range of variations of input voltage and load current. Voltage regulators are used wherever the unregulated voltage would vary more than can be tolerated by the electrical equipment using that voltage. Alternating-current distribution feeders use regulators to keep the voltage supplied to the user within a prescribed range. Electronic equipment often has voltage regulators in dc power supplies.
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