This automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s technical training course, PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional (TC40). This course focuses on the role the programmable logic controller plays in the design of a control system and how proper selection, installation and maintenance can reduce operating costs and improve performance. It provides the technical expertise necessary to install, perform routine programming and maintenance and apply proper troubleshooting and configuration techniques.
The “AND” gate is equivalent to which electronic circuit?
a) series – parallel
b) parallel – series
e) none of the above
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Here’s the answer to the quiz question from ISA’s technical training course, PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional (TC40).
The “AND” gate, as it relates to the series electrical or electronic circuit, requires all conditions to provide electrical or logical continuity in order to control its intended output condition.
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