Power terms

Updated: 05/03/2022 by Computer Hope
Top 10 power terms
Capacitors and integrated circuits on a circuit board

Power Supply
AC adapter
Transistor
Power options
ATX style connector
P4
Capacitor
Power button
P8 connector
Power cord

Number

80 Plus

A
Electrical power warning icon

AC
AC adapter
ACPI
Alternating Current
Amperes
Amplitude
Atom
ATX style connector
Auxiliary connector
AVR

B

Battery
Berg connector
Blackout
Brownout
Button

C
Cathode-ray oscilloscope

Capacitance
Capacitor
Capacity
Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
Charge
Circuit
Circuit breaker
Clamping speed
Clamping voltage
Coil
Conductance
Continuity
CPU Vcore
Current

D
Different colored diodes

DAC
DC
Decibel
Digital-to-Analog Converter
Diode
Dip
Direct Current
Display Power Management System
DPMS
Drain

E
Inductor on a circuit board

EIA
EIST
Electricity
Electrolytic
Electromagnet
Electromagnetic coil
Electronic Industries Association
Electrostatic
Energy star

F

Farad
Faraday bag
Faraday cage
Faraday shield
Frequency
Fry
Fuse

G

Green PC
Ground
Grounding

H

HDPREP
Hertz
Hibernate
Holdup time
Hot

I

Impedance
Inductance
Input range
Insulator
Inverter

J

Currently, no listings.

K

Kilowatt

L

Line conditioner
Line conditioning
Line regulation
Line surge
Load regulation

M

mAH
Maximum load current
Megawatt
Microwatt
Milliwatt
Molex
Mov
Multimeter

N

Nonconductor

O

Ohm
Outlet
Overvoltage protection

P
Computer power supply

P1
P4
P8 connector
P9 connector
Peak inrush current
Piezoelectric
POE
Polarity
Power
Power button
Power circuit
Power cord
Power cycle
Power down
Power failure
Power options
Power outage
Power over Ethernet
Power port
Power Strip
Power Supply
Power Surge
Power switch
Power up
PS
PSU

Q

Currently, no listings.

R

Receptacle
Redundant power supply
Resistor
Ripple
RMS
Rolling blackout
Rolling brownout

S
Voltage drop

Sag
SFX
Short
Short-circuit
Sleep
SMPS
Solenoid
SpeedStep
Spike
SPS
STR
Surge
Surge protector
Suspend

T

Transducer
Transformer
Transient
Transient response
Transistor

U

Undervoltage
Unipolar
UPS

V

VDC
Volt
Voltage
Voltage drop
Voltage reduction
Voltage sag
VRM

W

Wall plate
Watt
Wireless charging

X

Currently, no listings.

Y

Currently, no listings.

Z

Zero potential

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