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I guess "T" was already taken?


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I guess "T" was already taken?
Transformers were invented before transistors.
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This thread has some interesting info:

http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/66853/why-is-the-circuit-board-abreviation-for-transistor-q
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Transistors have a Q point, this being the quiescent dc operating conditions.
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I prefer the Q shape of the case, I'm going with that....
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To (P)np or not to (P)np, That is the (Q)uestion.
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To (P)np or not to (P)np, That is the (Q)uestion.

When we want your NPN, we'll ask for it  smiley-grin smiley-grin
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Hi, for the noobs.

NPN transistor,  look at the emitter arrow,  (N)ot (P)ointing i(N).

Tom.... smiley

Twinkle Twinkle little star, power equals I squared R. (That's all you need to know, you derive the rest)
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As the late Graham Chapman in his role as the Colonel in many MPFC skits would say...

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Too silly, too silly...
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Hi, as was said many times about Bluebottle in the Goons

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Silly boy, silly boy

Tom..... smiley
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Hercules Grittpype-Thynne.... "You silly, twisted boy"
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Hi, yes quite a few characters had it in for the poor Bluebottle,   "He's fallen in the water."

Tom.... smiley
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NPN transistor,  look at the emitter arrow,  (N)ot (P)ointing i(N).
Good one. I think of Male/Female symbols as (N)o (P)u__y to(N)ight.
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Hi, yes quite a few characters had it in for the poor Bluebottle,   "He's fallen in the water."

Tom.... smiley
"You deaded me!"
Bluebottle appears to have been 'deaded' in almost every episode.
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You killed kenny.
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