Definitions for "MAGNETIC AMPLIFIER"
An electromagnetic device that uses one or more saturable reactors to obtain a large power gain. This device is used in servosystems requiring large amounts of power to move heavy loads.
Sometimes abbreviated "Mag Amp," a saturating inductor which is placed in series with a power supply output for regulation purposes.
A device using a saturable reactor capable of controlling the amount of power applied to a load by very small signal power applications to the control section.