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Electrical Basic Abbreviations and Full Forms

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Abbreviation HT LT AB switch DO fuse ACB VCB SF6 Circuit Breaker ACDB DCDB PDB MPDB PCC MCC MCP VVVF VSD DOL RDOL MLDB SLDB EMLDB CPSS

Explanation High Tension (Transformer HT side) Low Tension Air Break switch Drop Out fuse Air Circuit Breaker Vacuum Circuit Breaker Sulphur Hexafluoride Circuit Breaker Alternating Current Distribution Board Direct Current Distribution Board Power Distribution Board Main Power Distribution Board Power Control Centre Motor Control Centre Motor Control Panel Variable Voltage Variable Frequency Drive Variable Speed Drive Direct On Line Reverse Duty On Line Main Lighting Distribution Board Secondary Lighting Distribution Board Emergency Lighting Distribution Board Construction Power Substation

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DSS RCC MCB MCCB MPCB EMPR RCCB RCBO

Distribution Power Substation Remote Control Cables Miniature Circuit Breaker Moulded Case Circuit Breaker Motor Protection Circuit Breaker Electronic Motor Protection Relay Residual Current Circuit Breaker Residual Current Circuit Breaker with Over-current Protection

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ELCB HRC fuse OLTC FCMA UPS SMF Battery JB PB TB LCB LCS SPNDB TPNDB CT PT SCIM

Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker High Rupture Capacity fuse On Load Tap Changer Flux Compensated Magnetic Amplifier Un-interrupted Power Supply Sealed Maintenance Free Battery Junction Box Push Button Terminal Box Local Control Board Local Control Station Short circuit Protection Neutral Distribution Board Three Phase and Neutral Distribution Board Current Transformer Potential Transformer Squirrel Cage Induction Motor

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ACVS FDA PCS ZSS BSS NO NC TEFC TESC ISMC GI busbar

Air Conditioning and Ventilation System Fire Detection and Alarm Pull Cord Switch Zero Speed Switch Belt Sway Switch Normally Opened Normally Closed Total Enclosed Fan Cooled Totally Enclosed Surface Cooled Indian Standard Medium weight Channel Galvanized Iron bus bar (for Earthing)

Automation and Instrumentation
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Abbreviation PLC DCS MPI DP SCADA HART HMI MMI VDU RIO TCP/IP CFC SFC PID control RAM ROM PROM EPROM EEPROM RTD

Explanation Programmable Logic Controller Distributed Control System Multi Point Interface Distributed Peripheral Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Human Machine Interface Man Machine Interface Visual Display Unit Remote Input Output Transmission Control Protocol-Internet Protocol Continuous Function Chart Sequential Function Chart Proportional Integral and Derivative control Random Access Memory Read Only Memory Programmable Read Only Memory Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory Resistance Temperature Device

Standards
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Abbreviation IEC EN CENELEC VDE BS ISA ISO NEMA BIS IEEE ISI ANSI IP ISMC

Explanation International Electrotechnical Commission European Norms European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker British Standards International Standards Association International Standards Organization National Electrical Manufacturers Association Bureau of Indian Standards Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Indian Standards Institute American National Standards Institute Ingress Protection International Society of Motor Control