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mönsterkort vs. kretskort

English translation: PCB (printed circuit board) vs. PCA/PCBA (printed circuit [board] assembly)

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13:21 Nov 23, 2008
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
Swedish term or phrase: mönsterkort vs. kretskort
Both terms appear in this text and I'm wondering whether the terms can be used interchangeably in Swedish and whether "PCB" would cover both? Grateful for any help with this. Thanks.
Mark Andrew Thompson
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:21
English translation:PCB (printed circuit board) vs. PCA/PCBA (printed circuit [board] assembly)
Explanation:
...is the actual distinction, but unfortunately you cannot be sure that it is upheld in your text, since the terms are often used interchangeably in everyday usage.

I.e. 'mönsterkort' is the printed circuit board before any components have been mounted on it, whereas 'kretskort' is a printed circuit board populated with electronic components.
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EKM
Sweden
Local time: 11:21
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help.
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PCB (printed circuit board) vs. PCA/PCBA (printed circuit [board] assembly)


Explanation:
...is the actual distinction, but unfortunately you cannot be sure that it is upheld in your text, since the terms are often used interchangeably in everyday usage.

I.e. 'mönsterkort' is the printed circuit board before any components have been mounted on it, whereas 'kretskort' is a printed circuit board populated with electronic components.

EKM
Sweden
Local time: 11:21
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  George Hopkins: Yes. See for example EriTerm.
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agree  Erik Hansson
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