Re: Backpan or backplane?

Subject: Re: Backpan or backplane?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:50:14 -0500

I've seen backplane many, many times... I believe that's the term used in the Allen-Bradley PLC realm (I worked in the A-B/SCADA PLC environment many years ago). I've never encountered backpan anywhere.

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On 3/22/2015 12:14 PM, Chris Morton wrote:

I'm working on a user manual for a SCADA-driven programmable logic
controller (PLC). The unit accepts add-on cards, much like a desktop
personal computer.

Referring to the contextual samples below, my question pertains to the use
of "backpan" vs. "backplane." I think it's the latter, and can find online
support for this. The engineer who designed this unit, and its
predecessors, thinks it's the former. I can find no definition for this,
nor online support.

- These terminal boards provide excellent lightning/surge protection and
alleviate the need to install discrete interposing devices to the enclosure

- <Model number> Card Chassis
<Company name> 5 slot card chassis, including *backplane*: 1lb 3.5oz.
( 552g )
<Company name> 12 slot card chassis, including *backplane*:

What's your take?

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