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22:43 Feb 13, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
Spanish term or phrase:sistema de distribucion en arbol
In a document about a 440 V, 60 Hz distribution system on a ship, it says that the system is a "sistema de distribucion en arbol"
"A shipboard power distribution system is generally a type of radial distribution. Radial distribution has many branches or laterals. We can find a number of possible fault places that have the same electrical distance from the supply, if the faulted feeder has several laterals and branches."
Thanks Shawn. Don't you just hate so called "experts" you are so insulting and haven't a clue. This makes perfect sense and sounds so much more professional that others suggested 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Sara (in answer to your question to trnet): No, 'sistema de distribución en arbol' cannot be translated as 'feeder distribution system'. 'arbol' describes the nework configuration; 'feeder' defines its purpose.
Sara, se puede usar feeder, pero yo evitaría una palabra tan polisémica en el campo técnico, además se usa mucho más en los sectores de conducción de aguas y en otros sentidos (feeder road, etc.). Yo usaría en este caso lo más intuitivo: "tree" o "trunk".
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branch distribution system
Explanation: the references to tree and branch distribution systems all refer to signal distribution, not power distribution.
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tree and branch distribution system/architecture
Explanation: The usual expression in English is 'tree and branch':
Optical fiber tree and branch network for AM signal distribution ...Optical fiber tree and branch network for AM signal distribution - US Patent 5331449 from Patent Storm. The use of a doped optical fiber amplifier enables ... www.patentstorm.us/patents/5331449.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages
InformIT: Home Networking: Understanding Coaxial Cable > In-House ...The root of each tree and branch distribution network is at the optical node. The main branch of the distribution network consists of distribution coaxial ... www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=169518 - 29k - Cached - Similar pages
(WO/2001/076142) ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTED ...A communication hub with a data path for use at the upstream end of a tree and branch distribution network using an internal data communication protocol ... www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=2001/076142&IA=WO2001/07614... - 28k - Cached - Similar pages
More refs.- specifically relating to electrical distribution systems - for those who aren't happy that the first set (taken at random from over 5000 Ghits) all happened to be concerned with telecoms:
Transmission of communications over electricity distribution ...In an electricity distribution and/or power transmission network having one or more ... but may be in the form of a tree and branch, as shown in figure 2. ... www.freepatentsonline.com/EP0917301.html - 25k - Cached - Similar pages
[DOC] Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2005File Format: Microsoft Word - View as HTML
For the purposes of Part 8 of the Electricity Safety Act 1998, ..... details of the condition and possible hazards in relation to each tree and branch; and ... www.dms.dpc.vic.gov.au/.../LDMS/PubStatbook.nsf/0/23e889e3a...$FILE/05-074sr.doc - Similar pages
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