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Bipolar junction transistor


A transistor type having two PN junctions, configured as NPN or PNP.   May be used as an amplifier or switch.
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true power


     The actual power consumed by a circuit; measured in watts. 
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ALTERNATING CURRENT


     Current from a power source that changes polarity periodically. 
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Alternator


    A device that supplies alternating current. 
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American Wire Gauge


    A standard for wire sizes, with the smallest being designated as forty (40) and the largest as four aught (4/0).
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American wire gauge


    A standard for wire sizes, with the smallest being designated as forty (40) and the largest as four aught (4/0).
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Ammeter


     An instrument used for measuring current.
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ampacity


    The current–carrying capacity of conductors in amperes.
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