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Acronyms - Not definitions.


#

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

A

  • A - Amps (**A - *number* amps)
  • ABC - Already Been Cooked
  • AC - Alternating Current
  • ADHDH - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Hellions
  • AFV - Alternative Fuel Vehicle
  • AGM - Absorption (Absorbed)(Absorbent) 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

B

  • B&D - Black and Decker
  • B&S Briggs and Stratton
  • 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

  • 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
  • CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • CV - Constant Voltage
  • CVT - Constant Voltage Transformer
  • CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission
  • CW - Clock Wise

D

  • 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

E

  • 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
  • EMI - Electro-Magnetic Interference
  • EMP - Electro-Magnetic Pulse
  • eMPG - evaluative, (or Equivalent), Miles Per Gallon or electric Miles Per *Gallon (compared to gas, by cost) - MPGe
  • EOL - End Of Life
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPROM Electrically Programmable Read Only Memory
  • E-REV - Extended Range Electric Vehicle
  • ESC - Electronic Speed Control
  • EV - Electric Vehicle

F

  • F - Farad
  • FCEV - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
  • FCV - Fuel Cell Vehicle
  • FET - Field Effect Transistor
  • FLA - Flooded Lead Acid
  • 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

G

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

H

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

I

  • ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
  • ID - Inside Diameter
  • IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
  • IME - In My Experience
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  • IMIO - In My Informed Opinion
  • IMOO - In My Obnoxious Opinion
  • IMRIO - In My Reasonably Informed Opinion
  • IMRWIO - In My Reasonably Well Informed Opinion
  • IR - Internal Resistance - Infa-Red
  • ISC - International Sorting Center
  • ISO - International Standard Organization - "International Organization for Standardization"

J

  • JFF - Just For Fun

K

  • 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

  • L&M - LnM - L-n-M, Lean and Mean
  • LBS - Local Bike Shop
  • LHS - Left Hand Screw
  • LED - Light Emitting Diode
  • 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

  • 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

N

  • 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 - Nitrous Oxide System
  • NR - Needs Repair

O

  • 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

  • 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
  • PFC - Power Factor Corrected
  • PHEV - Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • PIR - Passive InfraRed (sensor)
  • PITA - Pain In The A__
  • PIV - Peak Inverse Voltage
  • PLA - Poured Lead Acid (battery)
  • PM - Permanent Magnet - Personal Message
  • PMS - Power Management System
  • POC - Proof Of Concept
  • POS - Piece Of Sh_t
  • POV - Peak Operating Voltage - Point Of View
  • PS - Power Supply - Post Script
  • PSI - Pounds per Square Inch
  • PTDBWAS - Poke The Dead Body With A Stick
  • PTR - Points To Remember
  • PV - Photo voltaic
  • PWM - Pulse Width Modulation - Pulse Wave Management - ...

Q

  • Q&A - Questions and Answers
  • QA - Quality Assurance
  • QC - Quality Control
  • QR - Quick Release

R

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

S

  • S - Series (#S#P)
  • 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
  • SS - Stainless Steel

T

  • TAG - Twist And Go
  • TIC - Tongue In Cheek
  • TRE - Towable Range Extender

U

  • UCP - Universal Chrome Plated
  • UHF - Ultra High Frequency
  • UL - Underwriters Laboratories
  • UNSWAG - Unscientific wild ass guess
  • UPS - United Parcel Service
  • USPS - United States Postal Service
  • UV - UltraViolet

V

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

W

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

X

Y

Z

  • ZEV - Zero-Emissions Vehicle

Other

  • µ - micro
  • µF - micro Farad
  • µH - micro Henries

--Drkangel 14:01, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

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