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# self de limitation

## English translation: current-limiting self-induction coil

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 13:53 Oct 11, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 French term or phrase: self de limitation Þ simplicité du circuit de puissance (par la suppression des circuits "snubber" et des selfs de limitation dI/dt) This is talking about the circuitry one would find in a train. Sorry to be a pain today, but my connection/access to Eurodicautom is very poor. I'm hanging on! Bear.
 English translation:current-limiting self-induction coil Explanation:Dauphine is correct that "self" can refer to the phenomenon of self-inductance, but here, in the plural, it refers to coils.
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xxxJon Zuber
 Thanks for your help, Jon. I really appreciate it. Bear.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

nachoke coilJudd Swezey
nacurrent-limiting self-induction coilxxxJon Zuber
nacurrent limiting self-inductanceLouise Atfield

1 hr
current limiting self-inductance

Explanation:
"Self" stands for "self-inductance" or "auto-inductance" (as opposed to "mutual inductance").

The term "dI/dt" refers to the change of current ("I") with time ("t").

"The property of Self Inductance is a particular form of electromagnetic induction. Self Inductance is defined as the inducing of a voltage in a current-carrying wire when the current in the wire itself is changing. In Self Inductance, no separate field is used; instead, the magnetic field created by a changing current through the wire itself is seen to induce a voltage in the wire. Therefore, the voltage is self-induced. "
http://www.cnde.iastate.edu/ncce/EC_CC/Sec.2.4/Sec.2.4.html

"Self-Inductance

Self-inductance is the property of a circuit whereby a
change in current causes a change in voltage. "
http://www.sweethaven.com/acee/forms/frm0202.htm

"Current limiting self inductance for a 1.44 MJ unit"
http://www.magniel.com/sncmp/14mjp.html

"The most basic ballast is nothing more than a current limiting device, such as an inductor, resistor or capacitor. For 50
and 60 Hz applications, the most common current limiting device is an inductor. "
http://www.misty.com/~don/f-lamp.html

 Louise AtfieldPRO pts in pair: 300

1 hr
current-limiting self-induction coil

Explanation:
Dauphine is correct that "self" can refer to the phenomenon of self-inductance, but here, in the plural, it refers to coils.

 xxxJon ZuberPRO pts in pair: 24
 Thanks for your help, Jon. I really appreciate it. Bear.

10 hrs
choke coil

Explanation:
The "self" is an inductance coil which, when used to choke (limitation) a circuit, is called a choke coil.

 Judd SwezeyFranceLocal time: 18:00PRO pts in pair: 28