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A discharger in electronics is a device or circuit that releases stored energy or electric charge from a battery, capacitor or other source.

Discharger types include:

  • metal probe with insulated handle & ground wire, and sometimes resistor (for capacitors)
  • resistor (for batteries)
  • parasitic discharge (for batteries arranged in parallel)
  • more complex electronic circuits (for batteries)

See also Bleeder resistor