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B battery

noun, Electronics.
1.
an electric battery for supplying a constant, positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube.
Compare A battery, C battery.
Origin of B battery
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The potentiometer must never be shunted around the B battery or the latter will soon run down.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • "If you follow the yellow wire you'll come to B battery," said Wilde.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • The 8-inch shell had made very short work of B battery's mess.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • Weve got too high a voltage on the B battery, said Bob, after a moment of study.

  • In using either of these heterodyne receivers be sure to carefully adjust the B battery by means of the potentiometer.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • Since the electrons do not reach the plate the current from the B battery cannot flow between it and the filament.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • B battery's guns were tucked beneath some stubby full-leaved trees that would hide them from the keenest-eyed aerial observer.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • Don't fail to adjust the B battery after putting in a fresh vacuum tube, as its sensitivity depends largely on the voltage.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

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