A voltage divider is a circuit that is used to divide an input voltage into two or more smaller output voltages. This technique is widely used in electronics and is often used to supply a specific voltage to a part of a circuit. A basic voltage divider consists of two resistors connected in series. The output voltage can be calculated using the voltage divider formula.
If the resistors are too small, a large power loss occurs through the voltage divider. If the resistors are too large, the output voltage is heavily dependent on the connected load and the circuit is unstable.
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