Glossary Definition for Galvanic Isolation

Glossary Term: Galvanic Isolation 

Definition

Galvanic isolation is a design technique that separates electrical circuits to eliminate stray currents. Signals can pass between galvanically isolated circuits, but stray currents, such as differences in ground potential or currents induced by AC power, are blocked.

See: Maxim's isolated RS-485/RS-422 transceivers.


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