An electrical circuit that has been broken or interrupted and so cannot pass a current or signal.
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[n] - an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
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1) Having a break in a conductor or, for another reason, not having a complete path for electrons to flow.
2) Said of an amplifier, having nothing feeding the input.
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This is one of two types of circuit fault (the other being a short circuit). In an open circuit fault, there is a break in the circuit. This break will prevent any current from flowing. Open circuit faults register on an ohmmeter with an extremely high (ideally infinite) resistance
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A break in an electrical circuit that prevents current from flowing.
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The lack of electrical contact in any part of the measuring circuit. An open circuit is usually characterized by rapid large jumps in displayed potential, followed by an off-scale reading.
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noun an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
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for a given terminal pair, electric circuit without a continuous path between the two terminals of the pair
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A break in an electrical circuit that prevents normal current flow.
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In electronics, an open ciruit is a conducting circuit which is incomplete, or is interrupted at some point.
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qualifies an input, output or transfer immittance when the other ports have zero terminating admittances, or a forward or reverse transfer ratio when the port corresponding to the numerator has zero terminating admittance NOTE - Examples in IEC 60027-2 are the open-circuit output impedance, the open...
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opening time of an output-break circuit
for a relay which is in the release condition, the time interval between the instant a specified value of the input energizing quantity is applied under specified conditions and the instant when the output-break circuit first opens
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opening time of an output-make circuit
for a relay which is in an operate condition, the time interval between the instant the input energizing quantity is removed under specified conditions and the instant when the output-make circuit first opens
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