To transmit a signal, an electrical circuit must be a complete, closed loop. When this loop is broken or not closed, the circuit is said to be open.
To keep two or more parts electrically separate or disconnected. See also short circuit.
A circuit containing a switch, filament, voice coil, etc., which is not intact and current cannot flow through.
Broken path along a transmission medium. Open circuits will usually prevent network communication.
The opposite of a short in a circuit; a circuit with an infinite resistance, resulting in no current flow.
an electrical path that has a break, preventing electrons from flowing
1) An incomplete signal path in an electrical circuit such as a break in a wire conductor.
An open circuit is when the electrical path is interupted, when you switch off a device it causes an open circuit, interupting the flow of electricity. If a wire connection comes apart it is an open circuit, if a device fails it may be an open circuit.
An incomplete circuit; the flow of electricity is stopped by a break in the circuit.
(1) The condition of an electrical circuit caused by the breaking of continuity of one or more conductors of the circuit; usually an undesired condition. (2) A circuit that does not provide a complete path for the flow of current.
(1) a break in what was meant to be a circuit or (2) the broken circuit itself. Turning a switch off creates an open circuit. See also short circuit.
When a circuit has been broken so that conducting components do not allow for the flow of current, the circuit is said to be open. This condition can either be intentional (to provide protection), or unintentional (such as when a wire breaks).
A circuit in which the resistance is so great that there is no current flow.
An incomplete path, electricity can not cross the break in the circuit.
circuit with a physical interruption like a switch, disconnection, burnt fuse, etc.
a circuit in which the path for the current is broken or interrupted
The state of a battery when not connected to either a charging source or a load circuit.
A circuit that does not function because it has a gap in it.
An incomplete path for current.
an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
a connection of high resistance, usually no connection at all, so that no current flows
an incomplete electrical pathway
A circuit that is incomplete; no current can flow in an open circuit.
A circuit that has a broken path so that no electrical current can flow through it.
An electrical circuit which is not complete.
In communications, a circuit available for use. In electrical engineering, a circuit that contains an essentially infinite impedance.
1) Having a break in a conductor or, for another reason, not having a complete path for electrons to flow. 2) Said of an amplifier, having nothing feeding the input.
Condition of a battery which is neither on charge nor on discharge (i.e., disconnected from a circuit).
An electrical circuit that is not "made". Contacts, switches or similar devices are open and preventing the floe of current.
Electric circuit with a physical interruption caused by a switch, a break in a conductor, or an open breaker or fuse.
The lack of electrical contact in any part of the measuring circuit. An open circuit is usually characterized by rapid large jumps in displayed potential, followed by an off-scale reading.
A break in an electrical circuit that prevents current from flowing.
A circuit not capable of conducting current flow.
A circuit in which there is a break in continuity. Return to .
Any electric circuit that does not have a complete path for the electrons to flow.
An electrical circuit that has a break preventing current from flowing through.
A circuit in which the current path is broken.
A break in an electrical circuit that prevents normal current flow.