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Nulleiterpotenzial

English translation: neutral conductor potential

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German term or phrase:Nulleiterpotenzial
English translation:neutral conductor potential
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15:17 Feb 23, 2008
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
German term or phrase: Nulleiterpotenzial
Da das Stecksystem keine eindeutige Polung zulässt ist zu Beachten das dass Nulleiterpotenzial nicht definiert an den mit -N- gekennzeichneten Klemmen und Leitern anliegt.


Before I write to my client, can someone confirm my suspicion that this sentence makes no sense? Or please tell me what they really meant so I don't have to wait until Monday for the client!!

It's part of the operating manual for a mobile exhibition stand, in the section about connecting the stand's power unit to the mains via a "3.pol. Schutzkontakt-Steckdose". Thank you.
Craig Meulen
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:47
neutral conductor potential
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and the 120 circuit-breaker remains inoperative at least when the *neutral conductor potential* is within the range of normal operation, while on the occurrence of a dangerous potential on the frame due to an insulation 125 fault or the like

Nulleiter m, Nuller m (coll.) (Drehstrom) / neutral o. mid-point conductor o. wire, neutral, zero conductor o. wire
(Ernst)


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Note added at 55 Min. (2008-02-23 16:13:12 GMT)
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My interpretation of the sentence

"Da das Stecksystem keine eindeutige Polung zulässt ist zu Beachten das dass Nulleiterpotenzial nicht definiert an den mit -N- gekennzeichneten Klemmen und Leitern anliegt."

is as follows:

Since the plug-and-socket connector is not reverse polarity protected, there is no guarantee that terminal clamps and conductors marked or labelled with "N" have the electric potential of the neutral conductor.

Note
A plug-and-socket connector system like the "Schuko-System" (Schutzkontakt-Steckdose/Schutzkontaktstecker) is not protected against switching poles. (s.http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuko)


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Sorry, I forgot to state the origin of the text fragment (... neutral conductor potential is within the range of normal operation ...) quoted above. Here it is: http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/535446.html
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neutral conductor potential


Explanation:
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and the 120 circuit-breaker remains inoperative at least when the *neutral conductor potential* is within the range of normal operation, while on the occurrence of a dangerous potential on the frame due to an insulation 125 fault or the like

Nulleiter m, Nuller m (coll.) (Drehstrom) / neutral o. mid-point conductor o. wire, neutral, zero conductor o. wire
(Ernst)


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Note added at 55 Min. (2008-02-23 16:13:12 GMT)
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My interpretation of the sentence

"Da das Stecksystem keine eindeutige Polung zulässt ist zu Beachten das dass Nulleiterpotenzial nicht definiert an den mit -N- gekennzeichneten Klemmen und Leitern anliegt."

is as follows:

Since the plug-and-socket connector is not reverse polarity protected, there is no guarantee that terminal clamps and conductors marked or labelled with "N" have the electric potential of the neutral conductor.

Note
A plug-and-socket connector system like the "Schuko-System" (Schutzkontakt-Steckdose/Schutzkontaktstecker) is not protected against switching poles. (s.http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuko)


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Note added at 1 Tag1 Stunde (2008-02-24 16:25:06 GMT)
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Sorry, I forgot to state the origin of the text fragment (... neutral conductor potential is within the range of normal operation ...) quoted above. Here it is: http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/535446.html


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