English translation: open circuits or faults to earth
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Electrical incidents
French term or phrase:rupture ou défaut à la terre
"Chaque circuit divisionnaire doit être protégé de telle manière que tout incident électrique l'affectant, par surintensité, ***rupture ou défaut à la terre***, ne perturbe pas le fonctionnement des autres circuits de sécurité alimentés par la même source."
Cervin United Kingdom Local time: 22:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
49 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
open circuit or fault to earth
Explanation: rupture would indicate open circuit
Bashiqa France Local time: 23:41 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 41
Thanks Bashiqa, thanks to everybody for your input!
7 hrs confidence:
Break/failure or faulty earthing
Explanation: "each divisional circuit must be protected in such a manner that any electrical occurrence affecting it, by high voltage, " break/failure or faulty earthing", does not affect the functioning of other security circuits fed from the same source.
narasimha India Local time: 03:11 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 49
Explanation: Assuming this refers to electric power distribution (overhead lines etc.) 'rupture' refers to an interruption of the circuit due to breakage of the line (one of the phases or the neutral, if there is one); 'défaut à la terre' refers to any earth fault causing an out-of-spec earth leakage current (caused by a broken line trailing on the ground, contact with the branches of trees, etc.).
Nothing in the extract from the source text is concerned with faults affecting an earth connection (it's not even certain there is such a connection, anyway...).