English electrical and electronic mnemonics

From Quotes
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
John C. Calhoun
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia has an article about:

Here are some English mnemonics related to electronics.

Electrical color codes

(These are primarily used to indicate the Ohmic value of resistors.)

Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Grey, White

  • Big Beautiful Roses Occupy Your Garden But Violets Grow Wildly
  • Black Beetles Running On Your Garden Brings Very Good Weather
  • BB ROY Got Back Very Good Wife
  • Back Beforethe Revolution Our Young Gallant Boys Voted for George Washington.
  • Black Boys Rape Our Young Girls, But Violet Gives Willingly.
  • Bad Boys Ride On Young Girls' Bellies. Victory? Gee, Why?. (WWII vintage)
  • Big Boys Race Our Young Girls, But Violet Generally Wins.
  • Bad Boys Race Our Young Girls Behind Victory Garden Walls.
  • Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Venture Goes Wrong
  • Bye Bye Rosie Off You Go Birmingham Via Great Western
  • Black Boys Ride Our Young Girls But Virgins Grow Wise

Buster Brown Ran On Yelling Go Back Violet, Go Willingly

Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Grey, White, Gold, Silver, None

  • Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well -- Get Some Now
  • B.B.ROY of Great Britain had a Very Good Wife wearing with Gold & Silver Necklace

Losses in a transformer

Assuming a standard iron or ferrite (ie not air) cored Transformer

  • Hysteresis Eddy Magnetic Electrical Copper : HEMEC

Flemming's left- and right-hand rules

To remember which rule to apply for finding the relationship between motion and magnetic field

  • Generightor : ie use Flemming's Right hand rule for Generators; and Left hand for motors and

also in right there is 'g' so it is for generator

Current lags

Current lags voltage in an inductor and current leads voltage in a capacitor

  • ELI the ICE man


Voltage = Current x Resistance

  • VladImiR Putin (V = IR)
  • Voodoo Doll = Curse x Revenge
  • Vegetarian=IyeR
  • V = R Indians (pronounced as: We Are Indians)

Virgins In Red (V = I * R) b=eer.//v=iir Virginity Insists on Resistance (V=IR)

Power = Current x Voltage

Twinkle, Twinkle little star, Power equals I-squared R. (P=I^2 * R)

Poison Ivy P=IV


  • In a Capacitor I (current) comes before V (voltage).
  • In a Line V (voltage) comes before I (current).


Energy Transferred = Potential Difference x Charge

  • E.T's Phone Calls

Thermodynamic potentials, Maxwell relations

  • Good Physicists Have Studied Under Very Fine Teachers (potentials given in clockwise order).
  • Valid Facts and Theoretical Understanding Generate Solutions to Hard Problems (potentials given in left to right and top to bottom order).