KudoZ home » English to Spanish » Tech/Engineering

trafo

Spanish translation: trafo = transformer = transformador

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
15:22 Sep 16, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: trafo
Check for leaks (wet trafo only).
alex
Spanish translation:trafo = transformer = transformador
Explanation:
Hi,

Trafo is short for transformer. I have translated this term a few times in the past.

You can find information about wet transformers at the following web sites:
http://www.hut.fi/Misc/Electronics/circuits/teleinterface.ht...

Telephone line interfacing transformers are available in two major types "wet" and "dry". Typical modern transformers are "dry" type, because they perform well and are small, but can't withstand the line DC current going though them without saturation. "Dry" transformer can be used in application where line current is blocked not to go though the line transformer and if some current must be taken from the line, an alternate path is provided for it.
"Wet" transformers are designed so that they can withstand the DC current present on the telephone line flowing though their primary without transformer saturation. The drawback of "wet" transformers are that they are typically bigger and have worse performance figures than "dry" transformers. "Wet" transformers are traditionally used in telephone circuit, but nowadays they are more and more often replaced with "dry" transformers for economical and technical reasons (a high speed modem would not work well if it would use typical "wet" telephone transformer). The "wet" transformers have typically the maximum allowed direct current listed on their datasheet (more current than that will saturate the transformer core).



http://www.midcom-inc.com/technology/technotes/tn88.asp
For FCC Part 68 compliance in North America, the traditional lowest cost DAA implementation uses a "wet" transformer such as the Midcom 671-8001. A wet transformer is designed to have the DC loop current flow through its primary winding.

According to Eurodicautom:
dry-type transformer
is a
transformador de tipo seco

A wet transformer is not given. However, I think a wet transformer can be translated as follows:
transformador de tipo húmedo

Good luck!
Selected response from:

Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:28
Grading comment
Muchísimas gracias por tu explicación.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
natrafo (transformador)
Nuria Ventosa Barba
natrafo = transformer = transformador
Marijke Singer
nasee belowMegdalina
natransformerCarlos Alonso
naSee belowIvan Sanchez


  

Answers


3 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Alex: "trafo" looks like an acronym. Seen the text, "Check for leaks (wet trafo only)", could it be 'traffic' mispelled?
Sorry!

Ivan Sanchez
Local time: 00:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 731
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

6 hrs
transformer


Explanation:
trafo is a short form of transformer, but trafo is a Spanish word. I hope this may help you.

Carlos Alonso
Local time: 02:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 14
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

9 hrs
see below


Explanation:
Boy - I have nothing concrete to base this on but I'd bet that calonso is right and this may just de the abreviation for transformer. Would that fit? If not, don't give up - someone sometime when you least expect it.....will log on and have the answer. Good luck!

Megdalina
PRO pts in pair: 55
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

11 hrs
trafo = transformer = transformador


Explanation:
Hi,

Trafo is short for transformer. I have translated this term a few times in the past.

You can find information about wet transformers at the following web sites:
http://www.hut.fi/Misc/Electronics/circuits/teleinterface.ht...

Telephone line interfacing transformers are available in two major types "wet" and "dry". Typical modern transformers are "dry" type, because they perform well and are small, but can't withstand the line DC current going though them without saturation. "Dry" transformer can be used in application where line current is blocked not to go though the line transformer and if some current must be taken from the line, an alternate path is provided for it.
"Wet" transformers are designed so that they can withstand the DC current present on the telephone line flowing though their primary without transformer saturation. The drawback of "wet" transformers are that they are typically bigger and have worse performance figures than "dry" transformers. "Wet" transformers are traditionally used in telephone circuit, but nowadays they are more and more often replaced with "dry" transformers for economical and technical reasons (a high speed modem would not work well if it would use typical "wet" telephone transformer). The "wet" transformers have typically the maximum allowed direct current listed on their datasheet (more current than that will saturate the transformer core).



http://www.midcom-inc.com/technology/technotes/tn88.asp
For FCC Part 68 compliance in North America, the traditional lowest cost DAA implementation uses a "wet" transformer such as the Midcom 671-8001. A wet transformer is designed to have the DC loop current flow through its primary winding.

According to Eurodicautom:
dry-type transformer
is a
transformador de tipo seco

A wet transformer is not given. However, I think a wet transformer can be translated as follows:
transformador de tipo húmedo

Good luck!


Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 574
Grading comment
Muchísimas gracias por tu explicación.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

16 hrs
trafo (transformador)


Explanation:
I agree with Marijke. I work for a company which manufactures busbar trunking systems. Trafos are a component of the lines; it is a shortcut for transformer.

It is also possible to use an abbreviation in Spanish. You can whether translate as "transformador" o "trafo". I only know "dry trafos" (trafos secos) and "oil trafos" (trafos de aceite). I never heard before about "wet trafos", but "trafos húmedos" seems to be OK.



Nuria Ventosa Barba
Spain
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search