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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
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He unhooked the cables and took the power pack from his back.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • Arcot cocked an eye at the power pack, visualizing the circuits.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • In his hands, he held one of the headbands and a power pack.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • This is the power pack, which is plugged into the headband, thus.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
  • He drilled a hole in the power pack, which is supposed to be sealed off.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • They came to find him looking meditatively at the power pack from one of the flying suits he had designed.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • There was a power pack, consisting of batteries and a dynamotor, an amplifier, and a control panel.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Scotty took the power pack on his own lap and checked again to see that the dynamo-driven spring was wound tight.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • The power pack was held tightly between his knees, and his right hand was on the winding handle.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • He started back, but Scotty came to meet him, carrying the camera and power pack.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
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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