- a device for measuring the quantity of electricity passing through a conductor by the amount of electrolytic decomposition it produces, or for measuring the strength of a current by the amount of such decomposition in a given time.
Origin of voltameter
Also called coulometer.
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Examples from the Web for voltameter
The current, as calculated by the voltameter, corresponds to this reading.
It remains for us to describe this voltameter itself, and to show the rendering of it.
We may estimate the value of a voltameter at a hundred francs.
The quantity of an ion liberated in a voltameter is proportional to the electro-chemical equivalent of the ion.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One
The electrochemical apparatus was a voltameter containing a definite compound to be electrolysed, or a voltaic cell or battery.Lord Kelvin
- another name for coulometer
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