# K

kilo

Metric prefix for 1000. (103)

kilovolt-ampere

1000 volts at 1 ampere.

kilowatt-hour

1000 watts for 1 hour.

kilowatt-hour meter

A meter used by electric utility companies to measure the amount of electric power used by a customer.

kinetic energy

Energy associated with motion.

Kirchhoff"s current law

The sum of the currents flowing into a point in a circuit is equal to the sum of the currents flowing out of that same point.

Kirchhoff"s voltage law

The algebraic sum of the voltage drops in a closed path circuit is equal to the algebraic sum of the source voltages applied.

knee voltage

The voltage at which a curve joins two relatively straight portions of a characteristic curve. For a PN junction diode, the point in the forward operating region of the characteristic curve where conduction starts to increase rapidly. For a zener diode, the term is often used in reference to the zener voltage rating.

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**Writer : delon** |

5 Jan 2006 Thr

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