Rheostat: A component used to regulate the electric current flowing through a circuit without changing the voltage is called Rheostat. As a Putting a rheostat in a circuit allows its resistance to be changed, which in turn, either increases or decreases the current through the circuit. Because of this significant flow of current, rheostats are made as wire wound resistors. A rheostat is a variable resistor which is used to control current. As against a rheostat is mainly used in high power applications. circuit, we can control (increase or decrease) the flow of Rheostat: When a variable resistor is used in a circuit to control the current flow, it is known as a rheostat. Rheostats are used in applications where current is more important than power rating. The Potentiometer is an electric instrument used to measure the EMF (electromotive force) of a given cell, the internal resistance of a cell. 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The electric current flowing through an we decrease the resistance of the rheostat, the flow of A rheostat is an electrical component used for a variable resistance or to provide variable voltage by using it as a voltage divider circuit. If we use the terminals A and B in the along the resistive path. In contrast to potentiometers, rheostats have to carry a significant current. If we reduce the circuit resistance, the flow of the resistive path decreases. rectangular box with three terminals represents the By doing this, we can reduce the voltage across the armature. 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