tickler coil

nounElectronics, Radio.
  1. the coil by which the plate circuit of a vacuum tube is inductively coupled with the grid circuit in the process of regeneration.

Origin of tickler coil

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby tickler coil

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How to use tickler coil in a sentence

  • Now connect one end of the tickler coil with the detector plate and the other post to the fixed .001 mfd.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book | A. Frederick Collins
  • Don't think you have to use a regenerative circuit, that is, one with a tickler coil, to receive with a vacuum tube detector.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book | A. Frederick Collins
  • I suppose you use a tickler coil in the plate circuit, dont you?

British Dictionary definitions for tickler coil

tickler coil

  1. a small inductance coil connected in series in the anode circuit of a valve and magnetically coupled to a coil in the grid circuit to provide feedback

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