|ABNORMAL FAILURE An artificially induced failure of a component, usually as a result of "abnormals" testing for regulatory agency safety compliance.|
AC (Alternating Current) An electrical current that continually reverses direction.
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE The temperature of the environment in the proximity of the power supply.
AMP Quantitative unit of measurement of electrical current
BLACKOUT A total loss of electrical power.
BANDWIDTH A range of frequencies over which a certain phenomenon is to be considered.
BRIDGE CONVERTER A DC to DC converter topology (configuration) employing four active switching components in a bridge configuration across a power transformer.
BROWNOUT A reduction of the AC mains' distribution voltage, usually caused deliberately by the utility company to reduce power consumption when demand exceeds generation or distribution capacity.