What Is a DC Coupler?

by Luke Tatge
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Used in various electronics that include cameras and computers, a DC coupler serves a basic function for the tech-savvy user. Primarily built for convenience, DC couplers also can increase the efficiency of electronic operations.

Definition

The basic definition of a DC coupler, or conductive coupler, is a cord which a basic branch that splits to form two circuits or channels. When used in electronics and mechanical tasks, a DC coupler often is used to isolate power and telecommunication circuits.

Distinction

Unlike AC coupling, DC coupling allows both AC and DC circuits to pass through. In AC coupling, only AC signals are accepted and the DC signal is entirely removed.

Manufacturers

Several companies offer DC couplers for personal and commercial use. These companies include Fujifilm, Canon, Olympus and Panasonic.

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About the Author

Luke Tatge has been writing professionally since 2005. He has been published in the "Sioux Falls Business Journal," the "Argus Leader," "605 Magazine," and on the ELCA News Service. Tatge has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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