Automotive Glossary

Automotive Glossary

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Data rate

The actual speed at which data is transmitted.

Databank link

A connection to an electronic source of data.




Direct Current

DC Brushless Motor

A DC Brushless Motor uses a permanent magnet external rotor, three phases of driving coils, one or more Hall effect devices to sense the position of the rotor, and the associated drive electronics.

DC Direct Current

An electrical current that flows in one direction only. Conventionally from the positive pole to the negative pole.

DC-DC converter

This is an electronic circuit which converts a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. It actually converts DC to AC to a different voltage AC and then back to DC!

de Dion suspension

A de Dion suspension uses universal joints at both the wheel hubs and differential, and uses a solid tubular beam to hold the opposite wheels in parallel. Unlike an anti-roll bar, a de Dion tube is not directly connected to the chassis nor is it intended to flex.


Switched off - usually refers to a coil or relay.


Used to describe pure, neutral water used for topping up batteries.

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