slip ring
noun Etymology: 2slip Date: 1898 one of two or more continuous conducting rings from which the brushes take or to which they deliver current in a generator or motor

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  • slip ring — n. a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine to provide a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slip ring — slip′ ring n. elm (in an electric motor or generator) a metal ring that conducts current through stationary brushes to or from the coil or rotor • Etymology: 1895–1900 slip′ ring , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • slip ring — n. Elec. a metal ring mounted on, and insulated from, the rotor shaft of a generator or motor, designed to lead current into or away from the coils through a stationary brush pressing on the ring …   English World dictionary

  • slip ring — slip ring, adj. Elect. a metal ring, usually of copper or cast iron, mounted so that current may be conducted through stationary brushes into or out of a rotating member. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Slip ring — Sketch of an electric motor with slip rings A slip ring (in electrical engineering terms) is a method of making an electrical connection through a rotating assembly. Slip rings, also called rotary electrical interfaces, rotating electrical… …   Wikipedia

  • slip ring — noun connection consisting of a metal ring on a rotating part of a machine; provides a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts • Hypernyms: ↑connection, ↑connexion, ↑connector, ↑connecter, ↑connective * * * noun :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slip ring — Collecteur tournant Les collecteurs tournants ou rotatifs sont des organes permettant de créer une connexion électrique entre une partie fixe (stator) et, une partie tournante (rotor) dans le cas d une rotation multi tours, là où une transmission …   Wikipédia en Français

  • slip ring — noun a ring for sliding electrical contact in a dynamo or electric motor …   English new terms dictionary

  • slip ring — noun A component of an electromechanical device which, in combination with brushes, provides a continuous electrical connection between stationary and rotating conductors …   Wiktionary

  • slip ring — One of several conductive metal rings attached to the rotor shaft in an alternator that periodically changes the direction of current flow …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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