Oh look - more selective ignoring.Thos are poor analogies because none of them started out as electronic things. Adding the word 'electronic' created a whole new version of that thing.
Not really. They are electronic components, but not electronic devices. A brick is a house component, it is not a house device.But transformers already are electronic.
Yes it does - it tells you that this is not a transformer, it is an electronic transformer.Adding the word 'electronic' tells you nothing new
Yes it does.It doesn't distinguish reliably between a transformer which is an electronic component, and an SMPS.
It might be neither had there already been something called a capacitor and we needed to call it an "electronic capacitor" to distinguish it.It's like saying 'electronic capacitor'. Why does it mean? A capacitor? More than a capacitor? If so, is it functionally identical, or just kinda similar in some ways but not others? Sure, the name is linguistically correct, but at best it is uninformative, and at worst misleading.
I did it not to deny the existence of (in my screenshot) definition #1, but because you were denying the existence of definition #2.You circled a definition like it proved something. So did I. Fair's fair!
I've lost count of the number of times Bernard has. Given how often, in discussions about the wisdom or validity of the term "electronic transformer", he has talked about problems arising from the nature of SMPSs, questioning the idea that the name has no relevance can only be what he is doing.Agreed (did anyone even question thhis?).
You think?But they'd be much less likely to assume they're the same thing, if they have more unique names. They'd be morely likely to find out more information before forging ahead with either device. As the Americans say, they would "get a clue".
So can we assume that you are happy with the term "bus conductor"?
You can't do anything about the fact that small SMPSs packaged and sold to be used to power ELV lights ARE called "electronic transformers" either, but that doesn't seem to stop you wasting your time complaining about it.Please take your complaints about the meanings of words to the editors or lexicographers working for the publishers of dictionaries, for I can do nothing about them.
Within half an hour of me posting that someone went and anonymously added a value judgement to the Wikipedia article on switched mode power supplies.
I am not sure what the point of that is
The original electromagnetic induction voltage transformers were/are not electronic.
Yes they are. All electrical circuit components are electronic by definition*"of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics".
No, they aren't.
"Transformer, hmm? Great, sounds like what I need. Doesn't say 'electronic' on it, but all these plastic cubes are electronic, right?"...buys wrong device.
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