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'[OT] Condensors Re[2]: To Few Port Pins ????'
1997\10\10@042658 by Scott Walsh

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    No need to apologise. In fact you are in a sense right as a VERY long
    time ago capacitors used to be know as CONDENSORS.

    When I used to work for Cable and Wireless, they have a training
    college and a museum. In the museum the have some real old telepgraph
    equipment used in the early 1900's for communicating across jungles.
    FYI it was a kind of NRZ morse code thing! But anyway this is where I
    first saw a capacitor called a condensor.

    Also, is anybody familiar with the term 'condensor microphone' that
    used to be on old tape recorders?

    regards,
    SW.


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Date:    10/10/97 08:24


On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, TONY NIXON 54964 wrote:

> <snip>
> > HC373, 4511, 5 transistors, 6 resistors, 5 diodes and some condensators.
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> In all my years in electronics I've never heard a cap called that....
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> It must be a new device to control dry joints.
PTM: Sorry, English isn't my native language and sometimes you can see it
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1997\10\10@050217 by Andrew Warren

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Scott Walsh <.....PICLISTKILLspamspam.....MITVMA.MIT.EDU> wrote:

> No need to apologise. In fact you are in a sense right as a VERY
> long time ago capacitors used to be know as CONDENSORS.
>
> real old telepgraph equipment used in the early 1900's .... is
> where I first saw a capacitor called a condensor.

Scott:

For what it's worth, the capacitor that's placed across the points in
automotive contact-point ignitions is STILL called a "condensor".

-Andy

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1997\10\10@055106 by johnb

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Scott Walsh wrote:
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>      No need to apologise. In fact you are in a sense right as a VERY long
>      time ago capacitors used to be know as CONDENSORS.
>      etc etc

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Not spelt like that, surely? According to the Oxford Dictionary:
CONDENSER: chamber in steam-engine in which steam is condensed on
leaving cylinder; (electrical) capacitor; system of lenses,
concentrating light.

L knew an New Zealander who always said "condeeznance". It was
impossible to know the spelling of this word as he never wrote it down.

John Blackburn London UK.

1997\10\10@062308 by Oyvind Kaurstad

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>> No need to apologise. In fact you are in a sense right as a VERY
>> long time ago capacitors used to be know as CONDENSORS.
>>
>> real old telepgraph equipment used in the early 1900's .... is
>> where I first saw a capacitor called a condensor.

>For what it's worth, the capacitor that's placed across the points in
>automotive contact-point ignitions is STILL called a "condensor".

That's a bit strange....

In norwegian we use the word "kondensator" for a capacitor. (All types,
not only the automotive ones)

"kondensator" and "condensor" is not so different..


-Oyvind

1997\10\11@101441 by paulb
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Scott Walsh wrote:

> No need to apologise. In fact you are in a sense right as a VERY long
> time ago capacitors used to be know as CONDENSORS.

 Condensers eh?  (No, it WASN'T "Condensors" either AFAIK)  You know, I
REMEMBER them too!  (Copious warm fuzzies from childhood ensue).

> When I used to work for Cable and Wireless, they have a training
> college and a museum. In the museum the have some real old telepgraph
> equipment used in the early 1900's for communicating across jungles.
> FYI it was a kind of NRZ morse code thing!

 NRZ?  You mean bipolar signalling, the current (that is, as compared
to voltage) equivalent of RS-232, so we are still using the same thing.

> Also, is anybody familiar with the term 'condensor microphone' that
> used to be on old tape recorders?

 You must be referring to VERY HIGH QUALITY old tape recorders.

> PTM: Sorry, English isn't my native language and sometimes you can see
> it :)

 Yes, Pasi, we read your text and hear your accent in our minds!
Albeit we probably hear it wrong.

 Cheers,
       Paul B.

1997\10\12@170430 by Eric van Es

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Oyvind Kaurstad wrote:

> >> No need to apologise. In fact you are in a sense right as a VERY
> >> long time ago capacitors used to be know as CONDENSORS.
> >>
> >> real old telepgraph equipment used in the early 1900's .... is
> >> where I first saw a capacitor called a condensor.
>
> >For what it's worth, the capacitor that's placed across the points in
> >automotive contact-point ignitions is STILL called a "condensor".
>
> That's a bit strange....
>
> In norwegian we use the word "kondensator" for a capacitor. (All types,
> not only the automotive ones)
>
> "kondensator" and "condensor" is not so different..
>
> -Oyvind

I think that would be because Norwegian is also a Germanic-based language.
Dutch, German and (my beloved) Afrikaans also stem from the same roots.

I speak Afrikaans, English (obvious) and Dutch fluently. German I don't
understand or speak - but I can decipher it if you hand me a written text.
Not very accurate, but close enough to understand that one should not shove
ones forefinger in a light socket <G>

Cheers!

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