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Cables de Potencia / Fuerza

English translation: High/Low voltage power cable


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Spanish term or phrase:Cables de Potencia / Fuerza
English translation:High/Low voltage power cable
Entered by: peterinmadrid
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14:55 Mar 12, 2013
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / electrical equipment
Spanish term or phrase: Cables de Potencia / Fuerza
Here there are two different types of cables: Cables de Potencia and Cables de Fuerza
So how do I distinguish between them?

Cables de Potencia

Deben ser unipolares, con conductor de aluminio o de cobre, con aislamiento de polietileno de cadena cruzada (XLPE) para tensiones de 5 a 35 kV, pantalla metálica y cubierta protectora de PVC, sobre el conductor se debe aplicar una capa de material semiconductor termofijo compatible con el aislamiento y el conductor. Temperatura de Operación.

El diseño y construcción del cable debe ser:

- 90º C para operación normal.

- 130º C para operación en condiciones de emergencia.

- 250º C para operación en condiciones de corto circuito. Cables de Fuerza

Los cables de fuerza deben ser del tipo THW-LS, tener aislamiento termoplástico, resistente a la humedad, al calor, a la propagación de incendio, baja emisión de humos y baja toxicidad, para instalaciones hasta 600 V y 75º C.
Local time: 09:27
High/Low voltage power cable
El nivel de aislamiento que esta en relación al nivel de voltaje es la diferencia.
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Local time: 00:27
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Thank you, JoLuGo.
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4 +1High/Low voltage power cable
Summary of reference entries provided
wires and cables
P Forgas



31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
High/Low voltage power cable

El nivel de aislamiento que esta en relación al nivel de voltaje es la diferencia.

Local time: 00:27
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Thank you, JoLuGo.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jorge Merino: Perfecto
16 mins
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34 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Reference: wires and cables

Reference information: WIRES CABLES...

P Forgas
Works in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  translatol: Provided it's clear that the cables are "de potencia" and the wires "de fuerza". Source: Linguee.
19 mins
agree  neilmac: handy ref: "If an ordinary wire (TW, THW or THHN) is 1/0 AWG (50 mm2) and larger, then it becomes a cable"
40 mins
agree  xxxMike Yarnold: High tension cables
41 mins
neutral  JoLuGo: The term wires and cables are used pretty much used synonymously, but they are quite different in fact. One way to differentiate them is to remember that wires are a component in cables
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