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Spanish translation: Medios de desconexión omnipolar

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English term or phrase:all-pole disconnect means
Spanish translation:Medios de desconexión omnipolar
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13:30 Feb 6, 2009
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
English term or phrase: all-pole disconnect means
An all pole disconnect means must be
incorporated in the fixed wiring according to local wiring regulations.
jmleger
Local time: 11:33
Medios de desconexión omnipolar
Explanation:
This ("the means") is usually a circuit breaker,

In fact, "omnipolar" is rarely used when describing the particular device; It is usually named by the number of poles: "unipolar" (single pole), "bipolar" (two) and so on.

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Note added at 1 día6 horas (2009-02-07 19:34:57 GMT)
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The IEC translates "seccionador" as "disconnector", and then defines the latter as follows:

disconnector
a mechanical switching device which provides, in the open position, an isolating distance in accordance with specified requirements

NOTE – A disconnector is capable of opening and closing a circuit when either negligible current is broken or made, or when no significant change in the voltage across the terminals of each of the poles of the disconnector occurs. It is also capable of carrying currents under normal circuit conditions and carrying for a specified time currents under abnormal conditions such as those of short circuit.

(http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&iev...

I agree (but of course) with the definition. I also agree with Raul's answer in full. However, I see here a WIDE mention to "disconnecting means", and I feel that -since there are other, additional, devices able to disconnect any circuit (like a circuit breaker as I said as an example- it is better to go wide also in translating.

As for "omnipolar", as I answered to Héctor, I agree that this is NOT the usual parlance, but the "Reglamento Electrotécnico de Baja Tensión" (that is, the Spanish wiring regulations) uses this:

(http://www.ffii.nova.es/puntoinfomcyt/Archivos/rbt/guias/gui... -first occurrence of the term in page 3 - last cell, right column.

Besides, in this case and phrase construction, one cannot quote any number of poles (which would of course be the case in a conversation about any particular installation).

You can of course say "todos los polos" ("métodos de desconexión para todos los polos"), and this would be the normal expression. "Omnipolar" is the formal one, and, as such, not used often. That depends on the audience, of course.
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Medios de desconexión omnipolar


Explanation:
This ("the means") is usually a circuit breaker,

In fact, "omnipolar" is rarely used when describing the particular device; It is usually named by the number of poles: "unipolar" (single pole), "bipolar" (two) and so on.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 día6 horas (2009-02-07 19:34:57 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

The IEC translates "seccionador" as "disconnector", and then defines the latter as follows:

disconnector
a mechanical switching device which provides, in the open position, an isolating distance in accordance with specified requirements

NOTE – A disconnector is capable of opening and closing a circuit when either negligible current is broken or made, or when no significant change in the voltage across the terminals of each of the poles of the disconnector occurs. It is also capable of carrying currents under normal circuit conditions and carrying for a specified time currents under abnormal conditions such as those of short circuit.

(http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&iev...

I agree (but of course) with the definition. I also agree with Raul's answer in full. However, I see here a WIDE mention to "disconnecting means", and I feel that -since there are other, additional, devices able to disconnect any circuit (like a circuit breaker as I said as an example- it is better to go wide also in translating.

As for "omnipolar", as I answered to Héctor, I agree that this is NOT the usual parlance, but the "Reglamento Electrotécnico de Baja Tensión" (that is, the Spanish wiring regulations) uses this:

(http://www.ffii.nova.es/puntoinfomcyt/Archivos/rbt/guias/gui... -first occurrence of the term in page 3 - last cell, right column.

Besides, in this case and phrase construction, one cannot quote any number of poles (which would of course be the case in a conversation about any particular installation).

You can of course say "todos los polos" ("métodos de desconexión para todos los polos"), and this would be the normal expression. "Omnipolar" is the formal one, and, as such, not used often. That depends on the audience, of course.

psicutrinius
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Local time: 18:33
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neutral  Hector Aires: Agree in stating the number of poles, it's the usual. "onmipolar" is rare and sounds strange, we do not speak that way..
2 hrs
  -> Neither do I, but "official" parlance this side of the pond does when -as here- you cannot specify the number of poles (which is also preferred, when possible). That is the "Reglamento Electrotécnico de Baja Tensión" ("the BIBLE" in Spain), parlance.
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Reference: seccionador

Reference information:
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/english_to_spanish/electronics_ele...

Raúl Casanova
Uruguay
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Hector Aires: That's right, a "disconnect means" is equivalent to a "switch", thus "seccionador". The sentence could be "Se debe instalar un seccionador que corte/interrumpa todos los polos (the number of poles is better) en el cableado fijo/asociado de acuerdo a..."
41 mins
  -> Muchas gracias, Hector.
agree  saruro
6 hrs
  -> Muchas gracias, saruro.
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Feb 10, 2009 - Changes made by psicutrinius:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/17356">jmleger's</a> old entry - "all-pole disconnect means" » "Medios de desconexión omnipolar"


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