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English translation: "mini-compresseur" etc. can't really be taken out of context;...

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04:50 Oct 11, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: mini-compresseur de levee/fermeture du disjoncteur principal
Les moteurs des groupes auxiliaires (à l'exception du mini-compresseur de levée du pantographe et fermeture du disjoncteur principal) sont du type asynchrone, garantissant par là une disponibilité et une fiabilité très élevées, ainsi qu'une charge de maintenance extrêmement faible.
This is talking about trains. Thanks, Bear.
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English translation:"mini-compresseur" etc. can't really be taken out of context;...
Explanation:
and as used here, it probably refers to a pressure cylinder (possibly a hydraulic one, given that it's being used to raise the train's pantograph (i.e., the hinged rod assembly on top of the train cars that contacts the electrical power line)) rather than to a compressor per se. In any event, a motor isn't quite the same as a compressor; a few words may be missing in the French. And "disjoncteur" here is definitely a circuit-breaker.

Speaking of breaking, this very long sentence becomes clearer in English as two sentences. So...

"The motors in the auxiliary groups (except for the [motor that drives the] mini-pressure cylinder that raises the pantograph and closes the main circuit breaker) are asynchronous motors. Therefore, they are extremely reliable, with a very high duty cycle and extremely low maintenance costs."

Hope this helps! -- HC

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Great help once again. Thanks, Bear.
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na"mini-compresseur" etc. can't really be taken out of context;...Heathcliff
namini compressor of pentograph raising / closure of the main switchTelesforo Fernandez


  

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mini compressor of pentograph raising / closure of the main switch


Explanation:
the motors of the auxilliary groups (with the execption of that of the pantograph raising mini compresor and of the closure of the main switch)

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"mini-compresseur" etc. can't really be taken out of context;...


Explanation:
and as used here, it probably refers to a pressure cylinder (possibly a hydraulic one, given that it's being used to raise the train's pantograph (i.e., the hinged rod assembly on top of the train cars that contacts the electrical power line)) rather than to a compressor per se. In any event, a motor isn't quite the same as a compressor; a few words may be missing in the French. And "disjoncteur" here is definitely a circuit-breaker.

Speaking of breaking, this very long sentence becomes clearer in English as two sentences. So...

"The motors in the auxiliary groups (except for the [motor that drives the] mini-pressure cylinder that raises the pantograph and closes the main circuit breaker) are asynchronous motors. Therefore, they are extremely reliable, with a very high duty cycle and extremely low maintenance costs."

Hope this helps! -- HC




    Ernst, _Dictionnaire General de la Technique Industrielle_ (Brandstetter Verlag)
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Great help once again. Thanks, Bear.
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