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grid leak

noun, Electronics.
1.
a high-resistance device that permits excessive charges on the grid to leak off or escape.
Origin of grid leak
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • The way a grid leak and vacuum tube detector with a one-step amplifier are connected up is shown at A in Fig. 44.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • The grid leak is connected in the lead from the grid to the aerial to keep the voltage on the grid at the right potential.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • The vacuum tube amplifier and the grid leak are the only new pieces of apparatus you need and not described before.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins

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