Active transducer Vs Passive transducer-Difference between Active transducer and Passive transducer

This page compares Active transducer Vs Passive transducer and mentions difference between Active transducer and Passive transducer.

Active transducer

The transducer which does not require any external power source to produce output is called Active transducer. They produce electrical output themselves.

• Piezoelectric transducers
• Thermocouple
• Photovoltaic cell

Passive transducer

Transducer which utilizes power from external source to produce output is called passive transducer.

• Resistive transducer
• Capacitive transducer
• Inductive transducer

Transducer types

The transducers can be classified as per figure-1 above into following types.
• Active and passive
• Analog and digital
• Primary and secondary
• Transducer and inverse transducer

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