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10:59 Nov 12, 2007
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / An explanation of a fault code of an excavator
English term or phrase: by
Wiring is open circuit by the power line (5V) of MC. What does this expression mean? I do not understand by in this connection.
Jarkko Latvala
Finland
Local time: 03:28
English translation:possible interpretation (by = near / next to)
Explanation:
This is simply poor English (probably written by a non-native speaker).

My interpretation is that the supply voltage track on the circuit board is broken or interrupted (open = 'open-circuit) close to the microcontroller, or the supply voltage connection to the microcontroller is open (so it does not have power).

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Note added at 11 mins (2007-11-12 11:11:04 GMT)
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It could also mean that the supply voltage line (conductor) to the MC board is open.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 02:28
Grading comment
Thank you very much! Much appreciated.
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possible interpretation (by = near / next to)


Explanation:
This is simply poor English (probably written by a non-native speaker).

My interpretation is that the supply voltage track on the circuit board is broken or interrupted (open = 'open-circuit) close to the microcontroller, or the supply voltage connection to the microcontroller is open (so it does not have power).

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Note added at 11 mins (2007-11-12 11:11:04 GMT)
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It could also mean that the supply voltage line (conductor) to the MC board is open.

Ken Cox
Local time: 02:28
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 128
Grading comment
Thank you very much! Much appreciated.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much. Before closing this, the author's language is probably Japanese (not 100 % sure). Does this have any relevance?

Asker: Yes, I no this very intimately : ). I was just thinking, would this information shift the meaning towards Tony's suggestion or to your latter suggestion?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  orientalhorizon
11 mins

agree  Marie-Hélène Hayles: yes, by = next to sounds most likely to me. I'm not qualified to comment on the rest! ;-)
19 mins

agree  Tony M: I'd think it means an o/c IN the 5V power feed to the MC
1 hr
  -> could be (same end result) -- depends on the native language of the author IMO

agree  Alexander Demyanov
2 hrs

agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
3 hrs
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