open wire


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open wire

[′ō·pən ′wīr]
(electricity)
A conductor supported above the ground, separate from other conductors.
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2(a) (dotted lines), the directivity pattern of the dipole-loaded loop that does not contain an open wire is observed to be slightly stronger in the -x direction.
These devices offer features such as solid-state current limiting, the ability to program trip points remotely, and digital communication on load current, trips, open wire, and disconnected load.
QuickWire products include open wire mobile carts, wire shelving racks, and an aisle-saving, high-density floor track system.
NAVAIR suggests using approved tie (lacing) to replace broken strap ties used for secondary support to hold open wire harnesses together.
With the majority of outside plant being aerial cable and open wire, he said he spent most days "wearing hooks and climbing poles.
Yesterday, as Woodward's paranoia hit new heights, 12ft black plastic walls were wrapped round the open wire fence surrounding the training base near the team's hotel.
Crystal (3) proposed an exact open wire line equivalent for the tapped line input stage and established an equivalence between the transformer input and the tapped line input coupling circuit.
They also have the capacity for self-diagnostics down to the sensor level, and can generate fault reports on open wire, short circuit, under- and over-range, and wiring error.
Not so easily seen is the sound-reflective paneling installed behind the open wire mesh that frames the proscenium arch, the huge gears hung high on the back wall to "fly" the shell's ceiling into place, and the 19 tiny microphones and 84 speakers that have been imbedded in the hall's ceiling and walls.
After the open wire hand is created, students can then bend and manipulate the fingers.
Boxed items were displayed on open wire racks, but individual pieces were on display for consumers to pick up and examine.
It features an open wire tray design that makes wiring and cables easier to keep clean.