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#73411 12/26/06 01:35 PM
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Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
#73412 12/26/06 05:42 PM
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How about ... incandescent

I see a lot of people spelling it as incadescent.

Pierre Belarge
#73413 12/26/06 10:31 PM
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I believe we owe our spelling (US v. Euro) to this guy , and his political agenda.

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
#73414 12/27/06 01:34 PM
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It would seem that "luminaire" is a made-up word for the NEC.
The NEC folks probably latched on to it as sounding more "international." Luminaire has been used by the British IEE Wiring Regs. for some years now. I think it was introduced with the 15th Edition, 1981.

#73415 12/27/06 01:57 PM
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I used to work on a large piece of German Equipment made in the early 70s.

The control panel switch for the lighting was labeled "Luminaires"

Bob Badger
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#73416 12/28/06 12:11 PM
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I used to work on KERN mailing equipment. The parts manuals were all in German. I don't think they know what a space is when naming parts.
A speed control for motor to drive a chain would have name like motorchainindrivinspeedcontrul.

[This message has been edited by jdevlin (edited 12-28-2006).]

#73417 12/28/06 06:19 PM
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Technically, what we call a "battery", (D, C, AA, etc.)is in reality a "cell" (for example a dry cell.) A battery is a combination of cells used together to form a unit.

And cell is easier to spell. [Linked Image]

#73418 12/28/06 08:02 PM
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"internnment" or "interrmettant" for intermittent (The part of the projector that steps each frame into the projection position and holds it steady while being flashed onto the screen) And yeah, I do tend to spell it both as "intermittent" and "intermittant"

I think we just called it the "gate" at the TV station.

#73419 12/28/06 10:06 PM
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For batteries, I tend to think of the battery as the package and the cell(s) as the structure or guts. In other words, a 6 volt lantern battery has 4, 1.5 volts cells connected in series and formed into a roughly rectangular battery package.

#73420 12/29/06 03:54 AM
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Just George busted me big time. There I go throwing rocks and making the same type of mistake myself. I apologize to any who were offended! Nice catch - a typical fat fingering on the keyboard, or at least that will be my excuse.

Interestingly, this brings up a joke my former boss and I had with my helper who was easily twice my age. He marked all of the cables he pulled to the panel, one was marked "liveing rum" and the other "wash manc". Sad that we found such humor since in the end, we knew what he meant to say.

[This message has been edited by EV607797 (edited 12-29-2006).]


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