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17:53 Feb 18, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
German term or phrase:Gerätedose
My text is about concrete construction. The passage I'm having trouble with refers to the installation of the terms below before the wall or ceiling is cemented over. It explains how DIN 18015-3 distinguishes three types of installation:
1) Installation mit Gerätedosen und Verbindungsdosen
2) Installation mit Geräte-Verbindungsdosen
3) Installation mit Verteilerkästen
I'm having trouble finding the English for all four of these terms. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks to you both: there was such a huge number of different possible translations for the terms that I ended up asking the client, who prefers the term "one gang box". Both the answers provided are right, I think, but there's no option to split the points. In any case, thanks again to you both. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Siemens use the above term for Gerätedose (Fachwörterbuch industrielle Elektrotechnik).
Geräte-Verbindungsdose = combined wall and joint box
Verteilerkasten = distribution box/distributor box
Verbindungsdose = joint box
However, this is not my specialist field...
Colin Rowe Germany Local time: 09:40 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 60
Thanks to you both: there was such a huge number of different possible translations for the terms that I ended up asking the client, who prefers the term "one gang box". Both the answers provided are right, I think, but there's no option to split the points. In any case, thanks again to you both.
1 hr confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Explanation: In Germany the same boxes are used as junction boxes and for installing electrical equipment such as switches. Wikipedia calls the later a 'pattress' or 'pattress box'