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Old 06-22-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Default Electronic's acronyms - Meanings

I think it would be very helpful for a acronym database of sorts. When I first started here and even now sometimes I'm thrown off by them and have to Google the definition. Some times this definition is way off. For instance "DMM" returns "Digital Molecular Matter" Anyone want to help us uneducated people figure them out!. Thanks, Jacob

1.VOM = volt/ohm meter

2.DMM = digital multimeter

3.CCFL = cold cathode fluorescent lamps

4.CRT = cathode ray tube

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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http://www.ee.washington.edu/circuit.../acronyms.html
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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^bookmarked. Thank you
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #4
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Not quite electronics but I always liked: "SCRAM"
SCRAM = Shutdown Control Reactor Axe Man.
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In the early days of experiments with things nuclear they used stacks of uranium bricks to make their experimental reactors. [Purity wasn't so good yet so they were -weak-.]
The reactors were literally brought critical buy pulling the rods with a rope.
The rope ran across a block of wood where the "Shutdown Control Reactor Axe Man" stood with an axe to cut the rope [thereby dropping the rods] if something went wrong.
If anyone yelled SCRAM, he cut the rope.

Can you say High Tech?

CRUD is another interesting one. - Chalk River Unidentified Deposits.
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/basic-...sary/crud.html

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Old 06-23-2009, 07:39 AM   #5
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WOPR = War Operations Planned Response
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Scram, Sounds like good advice. I would run like the wind if I herd that while playing with nuclear reactors!
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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What do you guys mean when you say "deer" is this an inside joke or am I missing something.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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deer is a brand of junk power supply.
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And a pretty useful today:

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CLASOB

Conducts
Like
A
Son
Of a
Bitch

So if you have to put your project out with a fire extinguisher, it's a
CLASOB

BOHICA
Is more than a former Indian tribe on Long Island New York.
That is not what they called them selves, it's what the settlers called them.
Stands for
Bend
Over
Here
It
Comes
Again

They lost on every land deal and lost big.
Today the BOHICA reservation is the size of a phone booth.

Flame emitting resistor
Light emitting capacitor

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Got a few left.

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Funny, when you google for Light Emitting Capacitor and Light Emitting Transistor...

Of course, light emitting resistors are common. They're even PTC (positive temperature coefficient, so we're on topic here...)
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D.E.A.D.D. = Darkness Emitting Arsenic-Doped Diode
(An L.E.D. becomes a D.E.A.D.D. if you try to pump too much current through it.)
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ZDP - zero delay plane (for audio loudspeakers)
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