Re: Backpan or backplane?

Subject: Re: Backpan or backplane?
From: DaveC <davec2468 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com, Tech Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:03:23 -0700

I’ve written and read technical documentation since the early 80’s. I currently service systems that integrate PLCs.

“Backplane” is the standard terminology for what you describe. Never once have I read or heard of “backpan”.

Is the engineer a non-English native language speaker? Might be one of those terms “lost in translation”, a technical-language Mondegreen? ::

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

Good luck,
Dave

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> 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
> *backpan*.
>
> - <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?
>
> Thanks
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