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power pack

noun, Electronics.
a device for converting the voltage from a power line or battery to the various voltages required by the components of an electronic circuit.
Origin of power pack
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One was a very flat cone, much like a coolie-hat and hardly larger, with a sort of power-pack of coils and batteries attached.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • His hand power unit was far too weak to overcome the pull of his power-pack, and he was rising faster and faster!

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • When he'd slung a power-pack over his shoulder and reached the airlock, there was still no sign of his late stowaway.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for power-pack

power pack

a device for converting the current from a supply into direct or alternating current at the voltage required by a particular electrical or electronic device
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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