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08:52 Mar 10, 2008
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
French term or phrase: prise gigogne
Any ideas? This is apparently about installing DSL in hotel rooms...

Une prise murale gigogne ou
RJ11 doit exister dans la chambre
Ysabel812


Summary of answers provided
4local-standard telephone jackrkillings
4"standard phone plug"
Jean-Christophe Helary
3Phone outlet with DSL filterBashiqa
3piggy-back plug
Tony Walters
3hermaphrodite plugxxxBourth


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"standard phone plug"


Explanation:
Un prise gigogne est une prise adapteur pour téléphones en France, CF Google images.
La RJ11 est celle qu'on trouve sur les ordinateurs pour le modem, elle est utilisée comme prise murale dans certain pays.

http://images.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=pr...


Jean-Christophe Helary
Japan
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neutral  xxxBourth: Not standard. Similar to standard, but receiving a second plug in the back. Not all by any means do this, though probably more do these days than used to.
1 hr
  -> standard as in "prise _adapteur_" standard. Hence, it comes with a female part.
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hermaphrodite plug


Explanation:
Warning: this answer may be offensive to some people.

Calling it a "prise MURALE" is wrong, IMO. That would be the wall socket. A "prise gigogne" is the plug that plugs into the wall socket.

The original 8228 has connectors of IBM Cabling System (ICS) and use a very unfamiliar plug, which is called 'Hermaphrodite Plug' and is plug and socket as well ...
www.tavi.co.uk/ps2pages/ohland/8228.html

xxxBourth
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neutral  Michael GREEN: Hermaphrodite plug is a lovely idea, but I think the 8228 is more complicated than the plug intended in the question
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piggy-back plug


Explanation:
It's not clear in this text whether they are talking about wall-sockets or phone plugs (though if wall sockets it's hard to see where the piggy-back element would come in). However see website in reference.

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-10 10:12:34 GMT)
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On the Shopping Emporium website scroll down to Telephone Extension Kit. The product is for UK rather than French phones but the principle is the same.


    Reference: http://www.cselinks.com/shopping-emporium/search.php?q=Piggy...
Tony Walters
France
Local time: 04:00
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local-standard telephone jack


Explanation:
Seems to me what the writer really meant to say is that the room must have either a local (French, UK, Italian, etc.--all different) standard telephone *jack*, or a Western Electric RJ11 jack, or a dual-port fixture with both, but if only the first is present, a piggy-back adapter plug will be needed to provide either an RJ11 jack or an attached mounting cable terminated in a RJ11 plug.

rkillings
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Phone outlet with DSL filter


Explanation:
Having recently installed ADSL for one of our friends, agree with Bourth that it is both male and female, but there is also RJ11 socket for internet connection. You can't have both telephone and computer connected without this filter.

Bashiqa
France
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neutral  rkillings: DSL providers often provide inline filters, and in any case it's not mentioned as a necessary feature of the jack.
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