He waited, but when nothing more startling occurred, he gave the rheostat a sharp turn.
To regulate the strength of the current a rheostat was placed in the circuit.
Thomson greatly simplified the galvanometer, and Wheatstone invented the rheostat, a means of measuring resistance, about 1850.
He moved the rheostat under his hand, and the thunder slackened.
Jack took off the headpiece, threw the rheostat back to zero, and looked about him, as if dazed.
Slowly he closed the rheostat and put the power into the coil.
One end of the rheostat is connected directly with the 110-volt circuit through the main switch S5.
The movable arm of the rheostat may be made from a piece of 1/16-in.
The Commander hobbled toward it, and manipulated a rheostat.
A rheostat can be added to the motor circuit to regulate the speed.
See under resistor.