Talk:Electronic component

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Introductory section[edit]

It seems to me that this excellent article should have a brief introductory paragraph explaining what an electronic component is - in a general sense. I shall add one, but if anyone here disagrees you can obviously edit it or remove it again. Chris Jefferies 21:44, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

I have requested a move, electronic componentselectronic component, in accordance with Wikipedia:Naming conventions (plurals). I can't do it myself because Electronic component used to redirect somewhere else. —Caesura(t) 16:16, 25 December 2005 (UTC)


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I'm not sure where to write this, or if anyone will even see, or reply to this...but here's a situation i need power source, two DC motors, one drive shaft...the input to the main motor is variable current, and the secondary motor free spins with no current going through it, i want the secondary motor to be switched on when, and only when the main motor is near or at its max operation and act as a 'turbo' for the drive shaft, and then at maximum current, have both motors running at max, and when the current is reduced, the secondary motor turns off and the main motor runs alone once again...and i need the value of the 'turbo activation' to be adjustable...power source is 4 AAA batteries, or one 9v 15:02, 16 February 2007 (UTC)


Moved. WhiteNight T | @ | C 02:43, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Root page conflict[edit]

In trying to apply root page principles using templates, I find this page not only has too many branches, but it conflicts with Passive component and Active component which already exist. I suggest assigning components to the latter roots, perhaps with further ones, and losing this page. --Lindosland 01:22, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Root page conflict[edit]

I support Lindosland's proposal to get rid of this page and merge what can be merged into existing pages without creating conflict. (I'd not have found this discussion had it not been for coming across the term "thermionic valve" which is a term rarely heard outside a textbook - another reason to lose the page, though that term should certainly be kept as a redirect...)

Fernblatt 01:07, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

quiero saber mas mas electricidad y fundamentos esenciales y conceptos mas profundos de electonicas y sus comiensos

Standard infobox for electronic components.[edit]

I propose to add infobox to all electronic components articles. The infobox should include:

  • Component name
  • Active/passive
  • Common designator (for example R for resistor)
  • Units of measurements (if any)
  • Symbol
  • Photograph of the component
  • List of major formulae associated with the component (V=IR etc)
  • Additional parameters (if needed)

What do you think?Michagal 12:01, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Electrical versus electronic[edit]

Electrical component.

What exactly is the difference between an electrical component and an electronic component? Please explain or merge. --RichardVeryard 08:28, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

No difference. Electronic components use electricity e.g. a valve. But an electrical element is a physics model the same way that chemistry is a physics model.
Sleigh 16:50, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
There is difference, Electrical component do not include electronic components only electrical components. So I agree with User:RichardVeryardm explain or merge. --NERIUM (talk) 07:33, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

History of electronic components[edit]

I can't find anything on the history of electronic technologies.
Sleigh 16:23, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

who Aanand12345 (talk) 14:37, 19 May 2016 (UTC)


I suggest merging the list at electronic component#Standard abbreviations with the list at circuit diagram#European and Australian codes.

Both lists seem to include the sort of "abbreviation" used as component designators and printed on PCBs, such as "U" for integrated circuit. It seems redundant to maintain two copies. -- (talk) 02:41, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

NO - because the circuit diagram article explains the philosphy of diagrams, i.e. that they abstractly represent the eventual physical result. Instead, just take out the codes bit and link it. Please don't remove the article, I link to it from Abstract polytope. SteveWoolf (talk) 19:48, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

OK, let's do that -- keep the circuit diagram article, take the codes out of the circuit diagram article and move them to reference designator, leaving behind a link to that article. OK? -- (talk) 05:51, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

IEC 61346-2 2000[edit]

We just purchased the above standard and found that some of the codes listed in this page are incorrect.

Suggest that the reference to IEC standard be properly emphasized. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:29, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


how can we find out capacity of resistor? Aanand12345 (talk) 14:36, 19 May 2016 (UTC)