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prise de nettoyage

English translation: cleaner's socket

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French term or phrase:prise de nettoyage
English translation:cleaner's socket
Entered by: Tony M
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07:40 Mar 19, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Financial business
French term or phrase: prise de nettoyage
I am translating a document for concessionaries who might rent premises in a larger sales outlet. There is a breakdown of services the owner will provide and what the tenant has to provide. Under high voltage installations, I have 'prises' - sockets - but next the owner says he will provide 'prise de nettoyage type 25'. I found type 25 plugs, I found 'nettoyage' as perhaps checking/maintaining the line - but I just can't get the meaning of the whole thing in my head!
Kathy Freeman
Local time: 17:48
cleaner's socket
Explanation:
Is this Switzerland, by any chance?

You don't give much information about the actual premises involved, but my guess would be that this is a special socket provided so that cleaners can plug in heavy-duty electrical appliances like floor-polishers, industrial vacuum cleaners etc. In many places, it is common to provide such 'utilities' sockets, to avoid unpleasant accidents where night cleaners unplug mainframes to plug their hoovers in, etc.!

From the 'type 25' details I have been able to find, it looks as if this might be a 3-phase supply, as would be appropriate for higher-power machines.

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-19 08:44:08 GMT)
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By the way, that reference to 'high voltage' almost certainly only means 'high' as in 230 V (hence, 'high' compared to low-voltage signals circuits, phones etc.) — you need to be a bit careful not to confuse it with 'high voltage' as used in distribution terms, i.e. several kV!
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Tony M
France
Local time: 18:48
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Hi Tony,
Ah - that makes perfect sense now. It was the 'nettoyage' that was throwing me. It is Switzerland - an airport.
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cleaner's socket


Explanation:
Is this Switzerland, by any chance?

You don't give much information about the actual premises involved, but my guess would be that this is a special socket provided so that cleaners can plug in heavy-duty electrical appliances like floor-polishers, industrial vacuum cleaners etc. In many places, it is common to provide such 'utilities' sockets, to avoid unpleasant accidents where night cleaners unplug mainframes to plug their hoovers in, etc.!

From the 'type 25' details I have been able to find, it looks as if this might be a 3-phase supply, as would be appropriate for higher-power machines.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-19 08:44:08 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

By the way, that reference to 'high voltage' almost certainly only means 'high' as in 230 V (hence, 'high' compared to low-voltage signals circuits, phones etc.) — you need to be a bit careful not to confuse it with 'high voltage' as used in distribution terms, i.e. several kV!

Tony M
France
Local time: 18:48
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1915
Grading comment
Hi Tony,
Ah - that makes perfect sense now. It was the 'nettoyage' that was throwing me. It is Switzerland - an airport.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alain Pommet: Yes, a funny shape with five holes. Picture here : http://clixx.feller.ch/al.asp?c1=2&c2=-1&c3=-1&c4=-1&c5=-1&c...
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  -> Thanks, Alain! = 3ph + N + E

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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  -> Efharisto, Vicky!
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