What is a power pole?

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  1. norstudent

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    Hi

    What is "a power pole" or a "switching power pole"?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bertus

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  3. norstudent

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    Thanks but this isnt the type of power pole i'm asking about

    These poles seem to be in electrical circuits namely power electronics

    For example this video on designing switching power-poles:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C5K_Km-1ds

    I've seen this expression mentioned several places in power electronic circuits, but I can't find any explanation for what on earth it means! (Power pole), if anyone knows- please help!
     
  4. ErnieM

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    It seems he's using "power pole" just to mean the switching element.

    (Other commentators should look at 5:40 in the video)
     
  5. #12

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    He just made up a word to mean, "the voltage supply" or, "Vcc".
     
  6. Zerotolerance

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    Hate it when people make videos then make up their own terminology. Especially education/how-to ones AHH!!
     
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  8. norstudent

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    Ok thanks guys

    Yes its rather annoying when people make up their own terminologies, especially if they don't explain what they mean
     
  9. wayneh

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    It's not a novel expression he made up - just one that wasn't clear to everyone.
     
  10. norstudent

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    Oh ok, what does it mean?
     
  11. ramancini8

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    It is a long wood pole that supports wires that transmit intermittent power.
     
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  12. wayneh

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  13. Gdrumm

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    If you watch Module 1, he explains what the class is about.

    His being from India, (based on his accent) could lead him to use different terms than we might be used to.

    I plan on wathcing some of the videos, although I'll probably be in over my head about 5 minutes into Module 1.

    Module 2 goes into more detail about the switching power pole device.

    HTH,
    Gary
     
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  14. KJ6EAD

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    It's a classic case of double translation. The English noun "rail" translates into Hindi words that when translated back to English result in "rod", "stave" or "pole".

    The correct English term would be "power rail".
     
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  15. MaxHeadRoom

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    Lech Walesa was a 'Power Pole' (or was it a pole in power?) he was also an electrician. :)
    Max.
     
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  16. #12

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    Very old joke:
    Who invented the telephone pole?
    Alexander Graham Bellowski.

    Yeah, I know it's weak, but that's what we had 50 years ago.
     
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  17. MrChips

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    Then it would have to be Pope John Paul II, a pole in power.:)
     
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  18. EVETS

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    In my experience, at least in the US, a lot of electricians use pole to mean phase or vice versa. A lot of times you'll talk about a 2 pole or 3 pole device to mean a disconnect switch or something. It's kind of used arbitrarilly. I guess it can be confusing.
     
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