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bleeder resistor meaning

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  • [Electronics]
    See BLEEDER.


    bleeder temperature The operating temperature in a bleeder. It is generally high because of power dissipation in the form of heat.

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  1. Proper designs always include'bleeder resistors'to bleed off stored charge from the capacitors.
  2. :Have commercial power supply designs actually gotten so crappy that they no longer include bleeder resistors?
  3. While the power supply is on, a small current flows through the bleeder resistor, wasting a small amount of power.
  4. Large capacitors can actually recover a substantial part of their charge after being discharged by the bleeder resistor, if the resistor is not left in place.
  5. After it is switched off, the charge on the capacitor will drain off through this " bleeder resistor ", causing the voltage to decay quickly to safe levels.

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