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Acronyms - What They Stand For

Post by DrkAngel » Apr 18 2012 9:14am


2WD - Two Wheel Drive
4B - BBBB - Big Buck Battery Buy
4WD - Four Wheel Drive
9C - Nine Continents


A - Amps (**A - *number* amps)
AC - Alternating Current
ADHDH - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Hellions
AFV - Alternative Fuel Vehicle
AGM - Absorption Glass Mat
Ah - Amp Hours (**Ah - *number* amp hours)
AKA - Also Known As
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
AOK - All OKay
AR - Air Resistance
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
AWD - All Wheel Drive
AV - Audio/Visual
AWG - American Wire Gauge


BB - Bottom Bracket - Best Bud
BBBB - 4B - Big Buck Battery Buy
BCD - Bolt Center Diameter
BEV -Battery Electric Vehicle
BLDC - BrushLess Direct Current (motor)
BMS - Battery Management System or Battery Monitor System
BPM - Beats Per Minute
BTW - By The Way


C or C rate) - Capacity
CAD - Computer Assisted Design
CAFE - Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CARB - California Air Resources Board
CC - Constant Current
CC\CV - Constant Current \ Constant Voltage
CCW - Counter Clock Wise
CE - Conformité Européenne -
CNC - Computer Numerically Controlled
CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
COB - Chips On Board or Circuit On Board
CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
CV - Constant Voltage
CVT - Constant Voltage Transformer
CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission
CW - Clock Wise


DC - Direct Current
DD - Direct Drive
DIY - Do It Yourself
DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles
DNK - Do Not Know
DNW - Does Not Work
DOA - Dead On Arrival
DOD - Depth of Discharge
DOM -Date Of Manufacture
DOT - Department of Transportation
DUNK - Do You (U) Not Know


eaBike - Electric Assist Bike
eBike - Electric Bike
eCar - electric car
Eco2 - Economical + Ecological
Eco² - Economical x Ecological
EG - Exempli Gratia (Latin - for example)
EMF - Electo-Magnetic Field
EMP - ElectroMagnetic Pulse
eMPG - evaluative, (or Equivalent), Miles Per Gallon or electric Miles Per *Gallon (compared to gas, by cost) - MPGe
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
EPROM Electricaly Programmable Read Only Memory
E-REV - Extended Range Electric Vehicle
ESC - Electronic Speed Control
EV - Electric Vehicle


F - Farad
FCEV - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
FCV - Fuel Cell Vehicle
FET - Field Effect Transistor
FS - Full Suspension
FTW - For The Win - Forever Two Wheels
FUBAR - F__ked Up Beyond All Recognition
FUD - Fear Uncertainty & Doom
FWD - Front Wheel Drive
FYI - For Your Information


GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interruption
GPS - Global Positioning (Satellite) System


HEV - Hybrid Electric Vehicle
HP - Horse Power
HVAC Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
HVC - High Voltage Cutoff
Hz - Hertz


ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
ID - Inside Diameter
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IME - In My Experience
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMIO - In My Informed Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IMOO - In My Obnoxious Opinion
IMRIO - In My Reasonably Informed Opinion
IMRWIO - In My Reasonably Well Informed Opinion
IR - Internal Resistance - Infa-Red


JFF - Just For Fun


KFF - Kentucky Fried Fingers
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
km/h - KiloMeters Per Hour
KPH - Kilometers Per Hour
kV - kiloVolt
kW - kiloWatt
kWh - kiloWatt hour


L&M - LnM - L-n-M, Lean and Mean
LBS - Local Bike Shop
LED - Light Emitting Diode
LHS - Left Hand Screw
LiCo - Lithium-ion Cobalt (battery)
Li-ion - Lithium ion (battery)
LiFeMgPO4 - lithium iron magnesium phosphate (battery)
LiFePO4 - lithium iron phosphate (battery)
LiMn, Li-Mn - Lithium Manganese (battery)
LiPo - Li-po, Li-poly - Lithium ion polymer (battery)
LMAO - Laugh My A__ Off
LOL - Laugh Out Loud - Lots Of Laughter
LP - Liquefied petroleum (gas)
LVC - Low Voltage Cutoff


m/kWh - miles per kilowatt hour
mAh - Milli Amp Hour
MOSFET - Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
MPG - Miles Per Gallon
MPGe - Miles Per Gallon electric - (gas-electric equivalent, usually factored by cost ) ... eMPG alternative
MPH - Miles Per Hour
MSRP - Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure
MUP - Multiple Use Path
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business


NA - Not Applicable or Not Available
NBP - Not Bright Person
NEV - Neighborhood Electric Vehicle
NFG - No F__king Good
NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIB - New In Box
Nicd - Nickel Cadmium (battery)
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
Nimh - Nickel Metal Hydride (battery)
NOS - New Old Stock
NR - Needs Repair


OD - Outside Diameter
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OMG - Oh My God
OP - Original Poster
OPG - Other Peoples Garbage
OTB - Over The Bars
OVP - Over Voltage Protection


P - Parallel (#S#P)
PAS - Pedal Assist System
PCB - Protection Circuit Board - Printed Circuit Board
PCM - Protection Circuit Module - (Management)?
PDBWS - Poke Dead Body With Stick
PEV - Personal Electric Vehicle
PHEV - Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PITA - Pain In The A__
PIV - Peak Inverse Voltage
PLA - Poured Lead Acid (battery)
PLC - Pedal Like Crazy
PM - Permanent Magnet - Personal Message
PMS - Power Management System
POC - Proof Of Concept
POS - Piece Of Sh_t
POV - Peak Operating Voltage
PS - Power Supply - Post Script
PSI - Pounds per Square Inch
PTDBWAS - Poke The Dead Body With A Stick
PV - Photovoltaic
PWM - Pulse Width Modulation - Pulse Wave Management - ...


QA - Quality Assurance
QC - Quality Control
QR - Quick Release


R&D - Research and Development
RGB - Red Green Blue
RMS - Root Mean Square
RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
RR - Rolling Resistance - Road Resistance


S - Series (#S#P)
SAD - Seasonal Affect Disorder
SAE - Society of Automobile Engineers
SCR - Silicone Controller Rectifier
SIC - sic erat scriptum, "thus was it written"
SLA - Sealed Lead Acid (battery)
SMD - Surface Mount Diode
SMPS - Switching Mode Power Supply
SNAFU - Situation Normal: All F__ked Up
SOB - Son O-va Bitch
SOC - State Of Charge
SOL - Sh_t Outa Luck
SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
SS - Stainless Steel


TAG - Twist And Go
TRE - Towable Range Extender


UCP - Universal Chrome Plated
uF - micro Farad
uH - micro Henries
UHF - Ultra High Frequency
UL - Underwriters Laboratories
UNSWAG - Unscientific wild ass guess
UV - UltraViolet


V - Volts (**V - *number* volts)
VA - Volt Ampere
VAC - Volts Alternating Current
VDC - Volts Direct Current
VHF - Very High Frequency
VMA - Voltage Meter-Alarm
VRLA - Valve Regulated Lead Acid (battery)


W - Watt
WAG - Wild Ass Guess
WH - Watt Hours
WH/Mi - Watt Hours Per Mile
WOT - Wide Open Throttle




ZEV - Zero Emissions Vehicle
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Re: Acronyms - Definitions

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Re: Acronyms - Definitions

Post by Kingfish » Apr 18 2012 1:08pm

Some dups in your list; see: Glossary of EV terminology

As long as we're considering... I would be happy to provide more complete definitions if required. Some though, are simple addendums. :)

A - Amp
AF - Axial Flux
AFAICT - As far as I can tell
AWG - American Wire Gauge
B - Magnetic Field, Magnetic Flux Density (T)
C - Circumference, Coulomb
d - Diameter
DOT - Department of Transportation
E - Energy
eMoto - Electric Motorcycle (slang)
F - Force
FOC - Field Oriented Control
G - Gauss
I - Current measured in Amps
L - Length of wire in the coil
IMM - In my mind
Ke - Voltage Constant, Back EMF Constant, mV/rpm
Kt - Torque Constant
Km - Motor Constant = Kt/√Rt where Rt is the terminal resistance (ohms)
Kv, kv - Motor Constant (rpm/volt)
m - Mass, meter
N - Newton, Number of conductors in the coil
Newbie, newb, n00b or noob - novice or newcomer
OT - Off-Topic
P - Power
PE - Potential Energy, Professional Engineer
r - Radius
R - Resistance
RF - Radio Frequency, Radial Flux
rps - Revolutions per second
s - second
T - Telsa (10,000 G)
W - Watt
Wb - Weber

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