The Leclanché Cell is an open circuit cell in which carbon and zinc are the plates.
The test for open circuit may be made with the same connection.
Dry Cells are open circuit cells, and can be carried about, although they are moist inside.
Hence, our volt meter will not quite correctly show what the voltage of a single cell would be on open circuit.
(e) When you find a dead cell, indicated by very low or no voltage, even on open circuit.
This is very much the way in which a quenched spark gap sets up oscillations in a coupled closed and open circuit.
By means of a peculiar switch, either station may "call" the other at any time, even though the line is kept on "open circuit."
Obviously, an open circuit in the line will not prevent the clearing-out signal being received.
On open circuit the elements are not attacked, therefore there is no waste of material while the cell is not in use.
The first thing to notice is the fact that we have an open circuit between F and G.
|open circuit |
An electric circuit in which the normal path of current has been interrupted, either by the disconnection of one part of its conducting pathway from another, or by the intervention of an electric component, such as a transistor. Compare closed circuit.