TBLEN10003: Commonly used component abbreviations for Electronic Components on PCBs

A list of Abbreviation used on PCBs (= Printed circuit boards)

PCB Component abbreviations
A Sub-assembly or plug-in module
AE Antenna
BT Battery
C Capacitor
D Diode
DS Display
DB Diode Bridge
EC Electrolitic capacitor
F Fuse
FB Ferrite bead
FD Fiducial
FL Filter
GND Ground, 0 Volt reference
H Hardware (e.g. mounting screws)
HS ?
IC Integrated circuit
J Jack or connector (or fixed part of a connector pair)
JP Jumper or link
K Relay
L Inductor, ferrite bead or coil
LED Light emmiting diode
LS Loudspeaker, buzzer
M Motor
MK Microphone
OSC Oscilator
P Pad, Pin, Header, Plug, Pushbutton or movable part of a connector pair
Q Transistor
R Resistor
RP ?
RN Resistor network
RT Thermistor
RV Varistor
SC Stress cut piezoelectric crystal
SW Switch
T Transformer
TC Thermocouple
TH Thermal Fuse
TP Test point
TR ?
U Integrated circuit (also IC)
VCC Voltage common collector
VR Variable Resistor
X Crystal
Y Crystal oscillator
Z Zener diode
ZD Zener diode

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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 06-01-2023 | Comment: