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PE (electrical acronym)

English translation: PE is PE

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04:59 Oct 17, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: PE (electrical acronym)
From a set of wiring diagrams:
Kennzeichnung von electrischen Betriebsmitteln:
Klemmleisten/Steckverbindungen in Maschine (+M):
-X4 460V/115V AC, 24V DC
-X5 460V/115V AC, 24V DC
-X7 PE, 24V DC
-X7 PE, PE
-HY-RX1 24V DC
-X10 Stecker 460V AC

Can anyone shed any light on this PE designation?
TIA, Beth
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 00:59
English translation:PE is PE
Explanation:
In Electrical Engineering it can have two meanings, one as mentioned above polyethylene and the other protective earth or ground. The German explanation is Erdung mit Schutzfunktion, also Schutzerde.

Good luck!
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Anthony Frey
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Thanks very much to everyone for your help.
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Summary of answers provided
naPE
Michael Scheidler
naprotective earth
Michael Scheidler
naPE is PE
Anthony Frey
napolyethylene
Mats Wiman


  

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36 mins
polyethylene


Explanation:
PE=Polyethylen in German but might be something else
I'll check


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Mats Wiman
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48 mins
PE is PE


Explanation:
In Electrical Engineering it can have two meanings, one as mentioned above polyethylene and the other protective earth or ground. The German explanation is Erdung mit Schutzfunktion, also Schutzerde.

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
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1 hr
protective earth


Explanation:
In the context of terminals (Klemmen) we are certainly dealing with this meaning, the other would make no sense here.

Regards,
mickey


    Siemens Dictionary of Power Engineering and Automation
Michael Scheidler
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1 hr
PE


Explanation:
I forgot to add that in German PE is used as well, you find it in dictionaries with German as source language.

mickey


    Siemens Dictionary of Power Engineering and Automation
Michael Scheidler
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