Subject: Re: Difference between AC adapter and charger?
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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 06:58:43 GMT
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On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:14:11 +0430, Don Pearce
>On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 06:37:51 GMT, DarkMatter
>>On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 05:40:05 GMT, "Ratch" Gave us:
>>>"Don Pearce" wrote in message
>>>> On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 04:36:09 GMT, "Ratch" wrote:
>>>> > Quite so, but converter is more descriptive of an electric
>>>> >which converts one type of energy (mechanical) into another kind
>>>> >(electrical). The electrical energy supply changes the form, controls
>>>> >flow , but does not change the energy type.
>>>> That would be a transducer.
>>> Good one! Although I have never heard of a turbine/generator at a
>>>hydroelectric plant called that. Ratch
>> A transducer is the moniker usually given any device that is
>>typically used to monitor the physical activity in a given system.
>> An IR resistor bolometer resolves heat to electrical output.
>> A condenser microphone resolves air motion into electrical activity
>> A strain gauge integrated circuit device, which is a small system
>>unto itself, but operates as a transducer. It resolves pressure into
>>an electrical signal.
>> An LVDT position sensor resolves physical position into an impedance
>> An IR Light sensitive receiver packaged just like the IR transmitter
>>LED. They resolve digitally pulsed IR light into binary electrical
>> A CCD array is an entire array of tiny transducers that get called
>>"pixel elements" by us. They resolve optically corrected and focused
>>color information into 2-D imagery.
>In common usage, yes. I found a dictionary definition of transduction
>" the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and
>gives back related energy in a different form"
>That seems to about cover it.
Yes, but when said transducers are used to perform work, as in the
conversion of one form of "power" to another, they are typically
called converters, generators, tractors, PTOs. All of these things
are rarely referred to as a type of transducer though technically they
fit the definition, and are transducers. It's just that the term is
usually used in metrology, and control systems and subsystems.
It's all just how things evolve in and through the industries.
DC to DC converters happen to convert one voltage of the same type
of energy to another voltage of the same type of energy. An AC
generator driven by a small internal combustion engine is called a
generator. Same thing for a huge turbine driven model.