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Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by skkk, May 12, 2010.

  1. skkk

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    Apr 5, 2010
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    what is a load? basically what is meaning in terms of current or voltage? and how many types of load are there in elecrical engg.
     
  2. Bychon

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    The word, "load" is used as a noun and as a verb. The first definition of a load is, "the end user device". You go through all kinds of circuits to make a proper supply of voltage and current, and the load uses up that power. When "load" is used as a verb, it means, "to use up some or all of the available power". You might load down a voltage supply by putting a resistor from the output to ground.

    Loads can be made by any combination of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and semiconductors. That includes motors, LED's, and just about anything that uses electricity to do a job.
     
  3. bertus

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    Hello,

    The load in a circuit is the receptant of power.
    For instance the speaker of your music instalation is the load for your amplifier.
    An other example of a load can be a motor, when the power is applied the motor will run.

    A lot of information can be found the the eBook on this site.
    The blue tabs on the top of the page will give you acces.
    Volume 1 shows you DC (direct current) information
    Volume 2 shows you AC (alternating current)information

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
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