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English translation: ballast

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Spanish term or phrase:balastra
English translation:ballast
Entered by: Paul Stevens
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08:18 Jul 13, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
Spanish term or phrase: balastra
This word is used by a Mexican in a survey report on a risk in Guatemala. It is obviously something to do with fluorescent lighting, but I have been unable to find the word in any of my dictionaries. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

The full extract is as follows:

"Las balastras que utilizan las lámparas fluorescentes, a consecuencia de su calentamiento por el uso normal, suelen presentar derrames del material aislante (chapopote) y además del inminente riesgo de incendio, estos derrames pueden causar daños importantes a los equipos electrónicos"
Paul Stevens
Local time: 02:28
ballast
Explanation:
google's answer :)

Advanced search for ballast fluorescent - [ Traduci questa pagina ]
... [TRIAC064] : "Phase-controlled dimmable electronic ballast for fluorescent
lamps. ... Phase-controlled dimmable electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps.
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luskie
Local time: 03:28
Grading comment
Thank you. I have never come across "ballast" being used ina an electrical sense before, so I have learnt something new today.

Thanks to all "agrees" as well. I also note that it is in one version of the Collins dictionary as "balastra", but there is definitely no entry for "balastra" the 5th edition of Collins (1999 reprint).


4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7ballast
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
ballast


Explanation:
google's answer :)

Advanced search for ballast fluorescent - [ Traduci questa pagina ]
... [TRIAC064] : "Phase-controlled dimmable electronic ballast for fluorescent
lamps. ... Phase-controlled dimmable electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps.


    Reference: http://www.twotoone.net/floppy-disk-picture.htm
luskie
Local time: 03:28
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you. I have never come across "ballast" being used ina an electrical sense before, so I have learnt something new today.

Thanks to all "agrees" as well. I also note that it is in one version of the Collins dictionary as "balastra", but there is definitely no entry for "balastra" the 5th edition of Collins (1999 reprint).


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gustavo Garrido
12 mins

agree  Сергей Лузан: Sí, según 4. Collins Spanish Dictionary, ISBN 0-00-470-295-6 también.
14 mins

agree  Rowan Morrell
1 hr

agree  Elías Sauza
3 hrs

agree  Adam Deutsch
4 hrs

agree  Maria-Jose Pastor: 3rd def. in Random HOuse Webster's dic.
4 hrs

agree  Robert INGLEDEW
4 hrs
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Jun 7, 2010 - Changes made by luskie:
Field (specific)(none) » Electronics / Elect Eng


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