what is the practical application of Clipper and Clamper Circuit

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by ect_09, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. ect_09

    Thread Starter Member

    May 6, 2012
    what is the practical application of Clipper and Clamper Circuit.

    if someone asked in interview/viva then how i answer this question.

    please help me
  2. to3metalcan


    Jul 20, 2014
    Clipper circuits limit input voltage to sensitive devices (among other things.) Clampers are the foundation of voltage doublers, which allow us to get high voltages from small transformers (albeit at a lower current.) Both have many other applications, too.
  3. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    Clippers and clamps both limit voltage.
    A clipper usually refers to a circuit that limits low-power signal amplitudes to a desired maximum.
    A clamp often refers to a circuit that limits over-voltages, voltage surges, or noise spikes in power rails to protect the circuits being powered. Another use is minimizing transient inductive voltages in various types of switching power supply circuits.
  4. to3metalcan


    Jul 20, 2014

    Clamp =/= clamper, at least in textbooks...though I seldom hear about anyone talking about clampers in real life!
  5. wmodavis

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2010

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A clamper can mean:

    • A clamper, an electronic circuit.
    • A spiked plate worn on the sole of the shoe to prevent slipping when walking on ice.
    • A person who applies a wheel clamp to a vehicle parked illegally or on private land.
    • A person who belongs to the Ancient and Honorable Society of E Clampus Vitus.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This article is about the 19th century sailing ships. For other uses, see Clipper (disambiguation).
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    "Clipper Ship Lightning" – an American clipper ship of the 1850s

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    Many clippers sailed around Cape Horn

    A clipper was a very fast sailing ship of the middle third of the 19th century. They were fast, yachtlike vessels, with three masts and a square rig. They were generally narrow for their length, could carry limited bulk freight, small by later 19th century standards, and had a large total sail area. Clipper ships were mostly constructed in British and American shipyards, though France, Brazil, the Netherlands and other nations also produced some. Clippers sailed all over the world, primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. Dutch clippers were built beginning in the 1850s for the tea trade and passenger service to Java.
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