- 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.
We may estimate the value of a voltameter at a hundred francs.
It remains for us to describe this voltameter itself, and to show the rendering of it.
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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