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Clarification about used abbreviations

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by ALPI, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. ALPI

    ALPI Guest

    My native language is not English and I sometimes have some problems to
    understand answers when using abbreviations.

    Let take an example :
    "It had an o/c centre led."

    What does "o/c" mean ? Out of control ?

    Is there anywhere a site with the explaination of such a abbreviation ?
    Thanks for your help
  2. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Depending how it was used (context) that could be "open collector" or "open
    circuit". I suspect you mean 'lead' not 'led' (Light Emitting Diode").

  3. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Thats a problem even for those whose native language is english.
    Nope. Google can be quite effective tho with the most unusual ones.
  4. ALPI

    ALPI Guest

    Ken Taylor a utilisé son clavier pour écrire :
    This text i took out of a message. It is really a LED (Light emitting
    diode) placed at the bottom of the VCR to detect if the cartridge is
    insert into the VCR
  5. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Could you please post the text *exactly* as it is written in the message?
    I'm still not quite sure what it's trying to say.


  6. KTN

    KTN Guest

    o/c means Open Circuit.

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