Le VAT

English translation: VAT [Voltage Absence Tester]

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French term or phrase:VAT [Vérificateur d'Absence de Tension]
English translation:VAT [Voltage Absence Tester]
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11:13 Mar 9, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Meter installation
French term or phrase: Le VAT
"Le VAT permet de s’assurer que l'armoire électrique est bien hors tension..."

What does the French abbreviation VAT stand for in this case? Thank you for your comments.
ainichi
United Kingdom
VAT
Explanation:
Apparently, we sue the same acronym in EN too:

The Voltage Absence Tester - Electrocomponents

docs-europe.electrocomponents.com/.../0900766b812d472d.pdf

The Voltage Absence Tester. Designed Specially for the UK. Complies with IEC 61243-3:2010. IEC 61010 600 V CAT IV. IP 65. VAT equipped with a test probe fitted with a fuse as per the GS38 standard. To order. C.A 740N-UK DDT. P01191741A. Delivered in a blank white cardboard box with. 1 operating manual in ...
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Tony M
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VAT
VAT


Explanation:
Apparently, we sue the same acronym in EN too:

The Voltage Absence Tester - Electrocomponents

docs-europe.electrocomponents.com/.../0900766b812d472d.pdf

The Voltage Absence Tester. Designed Specially for the UK. Complies with IEC 61243-3:2010. IEC 61010 600 V CAT IV. IP 65. VAT equipped with a test probe fitted with a fuse as per the GS38 standard. To order. C.A 740N-UK DDT. P01191741A. Delivered in a blank white cardboard box with. 1 operating manual in ...

Tony M
France
Local time: 18:01
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1935
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Asker: Great. Thank you!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: "Absence of voltage" seems to be more common.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Phil! Yes, of course, in normal language; but for the name of the device, they've obviously shoe-horned it into fitting a convenient acronym; I've never seen one called an 'AoVT'

agree  Philippe Etienne: So far I knew only two common acronyms that are identical when translated: SRS and CNC. But this one is not even a palindrome!
5 hrs
  -> Merci, Philippe ! I think it's often a case of shoe-horning the FR to fit the EN (cf. FAQ) — ou inversement !

agree  Daryo: makes perfect sense
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Daryo!

agree  Michael J.H. Davies: Sounds completely plausible!
1 day 1 hr
  -> Thanks, Michael!
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Reference comments


28 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: VAT

Reference information:
Testeur de tension : tous nos produits | Conrad.fr

www.conrad.fr › Accueil › Atelier Outillage Mesure › Appareil de mesure › Testeur

Un testeur de tension est un appareil indispensable à tout électricien et pour la plupart des travaux nécessitant la mise en place d'un câblage électrique ou demandant le contrôle d'un circuit. ... Pour bien comprendre, un testeur de tension est aussi appelé VAT (vérificateur d'absence de tension) ou contrôleur de tension.

Tony M
France
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1935

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Daryo
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Daryo!
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