quick question on terminology

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mogadeet, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. mogadeet

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    hi all

    is there a name for those little metal things underneath a breadboard that join sets of holes together electrically? what about the sets of holes themselves? thanks if you can help.

    peace
    stm
     
  2. Papabravo

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    Shorting clip or shorting bar. Holes are holes.
     
  3. BeeBop

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    Do you mean vias?
     
  4. beenthere

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    Nope, vias are conductive channels that connect layers on a PCB together, like the top and bottom foil layers.
     
  5. chesart1

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  6. Dave

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    Yes vias are technically holes with a conductive plate that connects the different layers. For an Ansoft model see: http://www.ansoft.com/3dviadesign/images/diff.gif

    Don't they call the metal strips on the layers "interconnect"?

    Dave
     
  7. Papabravo

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    Why are all of you talking about PCBs? The OP was asking about solderless breadboards!
     
  8. Dave

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    Because someone mentioned vias and this has been corrected by a definition. Both yourself and chesart1 have offered specific answers to the OP and I questioned interconnect since I know it applies to PCBs, but can it be applied to breadboard? (Hence my question mark after I suggested interconnects).

    Dave
     
  9. Salgat

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