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Electrical Slang « on: May 06, 2018, 01:23:07 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I heard the term "Orange Drop" Used to describe these capacitors:

After I heard that I started calling other colored capacitors such as greens and reds Limes and Cherries...


I call the blue ones blueberries... although I do not say this one aloud much because it does not flow real well..

Oh and I call the Gray ones pebbles.. (Yeah I know the one below is not really gray.. but I've seen gray ones)


Any other slang terms people like to use for electrical devices?
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 06:44:30 PM » Author: LampLover
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 01:09:03 AM » Author: tolivac
Vacuum tubes--"Firebottles"!or "Hot Glass"!!Large resistors--"Dogbone resistors".Batteries and transformers--"box of sparks"Any component that fails with smoking--"You let the smoke out of it so it won't work anymore."Give me time may think of others.
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 05:36:25 AM » Author: dor123
In Hebrew, there is a common slang "Shalter" (שאלתר) for the main circuit breaker in the electric panel. A common use of it, is "To lower the shalter" (להוריד את השאלתר).
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 10:56:01 PM » Author: joseph_125
Here in Ontario and probably other provinces too the term "hydro" is commonly used to refer to utility/mains power and the utility company in general.

Some other terms I've heard:

Pole pig - pole mounted step down transformer
Marette/Wire Nuts - Twist-on wire connectors
Suicide cord - a extension with cord with two male plugs on it.
Etherkiller - A power cord spliced to a ethernet cable, useful for letting the magic smoke out of computers.
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 12:03:45 AM » Author: Ash
In Hebrew, there is a common slang "Shalter" (שאלתר) for the main circuit breaker in the electric panel. A common use of it, is "To lower the shalter" (להוריד את השאלתר).
Schalter - Switch in German. (Also SchutzSchalter - Safety Switch, which means RCD)

There is also some confusion with the terms for circuit breakers :

"Hatzi Automat" / "Maz" - mean MCB, rarely used at all
"Mamat" - mean MCCB, but in everyday talk used for MCB
"Breaker" - English word for any breaker, in everyday talk in Hebrew used for MCCB
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 07:00:02 AM » Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Some of MY slang for electricity

Cube - the 5v Apple iPhone wall charger
Brick - My MacBook adapter
PGP( Polarized and Grounded Plug)
5v Rectangle - any USB port
Power Gang - basically a power strip
Fluorescent’s “Heart” - Ballasts
Self-cooling Heat Sink - A fan
I may come up with more later
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 08:30:32 AM » Author: 589
"Eddy" - a nema 5-15 plug or socket. Short for Edison. Mostly in use with production. In a sentence - "hand me that stage pin to female eddy would ya?"

"Sahcco" - a socapex connector or cable with socapex connections on both ends.

"Tail(s)" - a cable or bundle of cables with only one end terminated

"PD" - a temporary power distrobution device that recieves a large facility power circuit (typically 200/400a 3phase 208/120v Y) and splits it into smaller circuits for local use. It can employ all kinds of different connectors as output from a nema 5-15 on up.

"Feeder" - very large cable or bundle of large cables to connect the PD to the facility wiring. Usually three hots (black, red, blue) a neutral, (white), and a ground (green). The colors are usually denoted by the connectors on the end of each cable which are generally large camlocks.

"Power pagoda" - a smaller PD that is shaped similarly to a pagoda. It is square with a hinged, handled lid that contains the circuit breakers and the connections are on all four sides. It is typically made of a firm rubber.
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Re: Electrical Slang « Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 06:27:09 PM » Author: BT25
A high voltage termination being called a 'pothead'...no, I didn't make it up. ;D
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