Wye (Star)

French translation: étoile

22:07 Jan 8, 2020
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
English term or phrase: Wye (Star)
Installation manual. This section includes the information necessary for installation and commissioning of a UAXTE or VAXTE broadcast transmitter.

"WHEN THE TWO OR THREE SINGLE PHASE INPUTS TO THE TRANSMITTER ARE DERIVED FROM A WYE (STAR) MAINS SERVICE, SPECIAL CARE MUST BE PAID TO THE NEUTRAL CONNECTION, AS THE NEUTRAL CONNECTION SERVES AS THE COMMON VOLTAGE REFERENCE TO ALL THREE PHASES."
Alain Alameddine
Lebanon
Local time: 16:11
French translation:étoile
Explanation:
'wye' (=Y) is mainly used in the US, 'star' in GB

'Y-grec' is sometimes found in FR too, but in my experience, 'étoile' is commoner.

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Tony M
France
Local time: 15:11
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4 +2étoile
Tony M
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tuyau en Y
José Patrício

  

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wye (star)
étoile


Explanation:
'wye' (=Y) is mainly used in the US, 'star' in GB

'Y-grec' is sometimes found in FR too, but in my experience, 'étoile' is commoner.

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Note added at 9 hrs (2020-01-09 08:00:36 GMT)
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This reference from the authoritative Electropedia supports:

http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&iev...


Tony M
France
Local time: 15:11
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 186

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cyril Tollari
1 day 10 hrs
  -> Merci, Cyril !

agree  Johannes Gleim: Yes!
2 days 21 hrs
  -> Danke, Johannes!
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Reference comments


34 mins
Reference: tuyau en Y

Reference information:
tuyau en Y - https://www.amazon.fr/Raccord-raccordement-évacuation-machin...
wye tube - https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/wye-tube.html

Wye Tube Connectors - https://www.fuelcellstore.com/wye-tube-connectors

José Patrício
Portugal
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
neutral  Tony M: Of course lots of things can be 'Y-shaped' — but this is specific terminology relating to 3-phase electricity, where we talk about star/delta connection — and we certainly don't refer to it as 'D-shaped'!
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