Open circuit


Open circuit

The term Open circuit may refer to:

  • Open-circuit scuba, a type of SCUBA-diving equipment where the user breathes from the set and then exhales to the surroundings without recycling the exhaled air
  • Open circuit test, a method used in electrical engineering to determine the impedance in the excitation branch of a real transformer
  • Open-circuit voltage, the difference of electrical potential between two terminals of a device when there is no external load connected
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus, used in open-circuit SCUBA
  • An electric circuit is an "open circuit" if it lacks a complete path between the positive and negative terminals of its power source

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  • Open circuit — Open O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • open circuit — n. an electrical circuit that does not conduct current because a switch is open, a wire is broken, etc. open circuit adj …   English World dictionary

  • Open circuit — beschreibt in der Elektrotechnik Ausgänge von Schaltungen, die einen hochohmigen (das heißt „offenen“) Zustand einnehmen können. Die angeschlossene Signalleitung führt dabei kein vom Ausgang vorgegebenes elektrisches Potential. In diesem Artikel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • open circuit — open circuit, adj. Elect. a discontinuous circuit through which no current can flow. Cf. closed circuit. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • open circuit — atvirasis kontūras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. open circuit; open loop vok. offener Kreis, m; offener Regelkreis, m rus. открытый контур, m; разомкнутый контур, m pranc. circuit ouvert, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • open circuit — atjungtoji grandinė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. broken circuit; open circuit vok. ausgeschalteter Kreis, m rus. разомкнутая цепь, f pranc. circuit ouvert, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • open circuit — atviroji grandinė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. open circuit vok. offener Kreis, m; offener Stromkreis, m rus. открытая цепь, f; разомкнутая цепь, f pranc. circuit ouvert, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • open circuit — atviroji grandinė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. open circuit vok. offener Kreis, m rus. открытая цепь, f pranc. circuit ouvert, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • open circuit — circuit which does not conduct electricity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • open circuit — noun an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows • Ant: ↑closed circuit • Hypernyms: ↑circuit, ↑electrical circuit, ↑electric circuit …   Useful english dictionary