English translation: single-pair 0.9 mm SYT1 cable
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Anyone in a technical field will not be confused by using 0.9 mm; it IS quite clear it is diameter, since 9/10e is not used for x-sectional area. However, if your readership is specifically US, then I would recommend adding the AWG size in brackets afterwards, since this will be even more familiar to US readers. So says my nephew, who works in the media in the US!
Any reader of your document who is competent enough to understand the technicalities it describes will have no difficulty in correctly interpreting 9/10. Ca va sans dire ... comme on dit.
It will be quite sufficient to put "9/10", with no units (like in the French), and no NT either. I still recommend, however, "0.9 mm" which has the benefit of being accurate and clear to a multi-cultural readership.
I am very nervous about transforming this dimension as the units are not specified, nor whether this is diameter or cross-sectional area. It might be safer just to put 9/10 with a TN that the units were not specified? Or can I be sure that it is mm? The problem is that the end user of the document is likely to be American and one wouldn't want them assuming it is inches!
Sorry, my slip; I got the ° from the various Google refs I found; but of course the ° is a very common abbreviated form of ème or (more correctly!) e.
Fair comment re: comms cables vs. power cables; better to be safe than sorry, and none of the Google refs. I found actually expressed the size in diameter other than via AWG; i.e. they all seem to give the FR dimension in /10e, followed by a size in AWG; seems a good policy to me...
AFAIK, it refers to the diameter of the conductor — but note that in EN, we more usually refer to the cross-sectional area of the cable!
From a bit of Googling, I see that SYT cables are often given an equivalent size in AWG, which would seem to be a good solution; I know that 8/10° = 20 AWG, and there are plenty of resources availabe on line for converting mm diameters into AWG.
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single-pair 0.9 mm SYT1 cable
Explanation: It's one of the standard cables used for phone circuits - 1 paire = 'single pair' (as distinct from cables containing several pairs).
Catalogue - SORHEA - Intelligent perimeter security - SORHEA ... - [ Traducir esta página ]Provide single pair type SYT1 shielded cable or equivalent, 09/10. Network cables Maxiris SOO/ Maxibus : Provide 1 shielded twisted pair per braided conduit ...
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