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open circuit

n
(Electronics) an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows. Compare closed circuit

o·pen circuit

(ō′pən)
An electric circuit through which current cannot flow because the path is broken or interrupted by an opening.
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Noun1.open circuit - an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
closed circuit, loop - a complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
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Contract notice: rental and maintenance of open-circuit breathing apparatus (arico)
These soft skin-like generators are capable of outputting an open-circuit voltage of up to 145 V and an instantaneous areal power density of 35 mW m-2.
In addition to automating I-V measurements, some SMUs feature a user-customizable interface to display the derived maximum power, short-circuit current, open-circuit voltage, or other user-derived calculations on a single screen (Figure 8) for faster and easier analysis.
Grinding by an open-circuit SAG mill will be followed by a ball mill in closed circuit with hydrocyclones.
The Reverse Displacement Motor (RDN1) is a two-position reversing motor designed for use in mobile open-circuit applications.
An open-circuit cooling tower relies solely on latent heat removal during the evaporation of water for its heat dissipation.
These open-circuit stubs improve the upper stopband performance by introducing transmission zeros.
The bubbles emitted by an open-circuit scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) are oxygen and other gases that are exhaled.
Since a fused, segmented metallization pattern is used, the capacitors offer desirable open-circuit protection and control of capacitance loss.
and partner organizations have invented a method to make damage-resilient electric devices using open-circuit electrically conductive patterns.
The products are fully protected against short-circuit, open-circuit, overload, and over temperature.
98% continuity over the range 24-62GW, through a combination of large power sources with complementary benefits, including nuclear plants, CCGT plants, coal-fired stations and open-circuit gas turbines.