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English translation: air distance/separation/path, creepage distance/separation/path

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10:38 Dec 29, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Luft- und Kriechstrecken
Context: transmission networks
This text appears in a table of contents near
Versorgungspannung = power supply
Aufschriften und Kennzeichnung = inscriptions and labelling
An explanation could also be helpful
Bruce Sanderson
Local time: 08:54
English translation:air distance/separation/path, creepage distance/separation/path
Explanation:
The German definitions of the terms are given in the first ref, the English in the second. However, if you doo a search on 'creepage + air + insulation", you'll see that there is a certain amount of variation in the English terms
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Ken Cox
Local time: 08:54
Grading comment
I think I will stick to your proposal as the actual context is not really clear. Thank you for your support.
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Summary of answers provided
naair distance/separation/path, creepage distance/separation/pathKen Cox
nacreepage/creep distance and clearance
Lisanne
nacreeping distance (coil/contact)Manfred Schnitzlein
naClearance & leakage distanceErik Macki


  

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8 mins
Clearance & leakage distance


Explanation:
Luftstrecke = clearance

Kriechstrecke = creeping distance, tracking distance, leakage distance (with an isolator); creep path, leakage current path

Sorry I can't give any explanations. Without the benefit of more context than a table of contents, it's tough to know which term they mean, although any of the above should be okay.


    Routledge German Dictionary of Electrical Engineering and electronics (Langenscheidt, 1998)
Erik Macki
Local time: 23:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 384
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20 mins
creeping distance (coil/contact)


Explanation:
Google gives you a great number of hits if you search for "Luft- und Kriechstrecke"
This way you can get some general information on the subject.

As for the English term I recommend the following web site, which could possibly look similar to the text you are translating:
http://www.tyco-electronics-amp.de/relay-catalog/family.cgi?...

I hope this helps you.


    Reference: http://www.tyco-electronics-amp.de/relay-catalog/family.cgi?...
Manfred Schnitzlein
Local time: 08:54
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20 mins
creepage/creep distance and clearance


Explanation:
Check out the following web sites concerning creepage/creep distance:

... BHT Connector, Connectors designed for connecting LCD display backlight lamps to their starters (with good creepage distance on the output line) ...

(http://www.jst-mfg.com/b00new/BHTe.html)


... frequency flashover voltage (KV), Minimum bending failing load (KH), Minimum nominal creepage distance (mm), Number of shed of insulator (PCS), Main dimensions (mm ...

(http://www.cqmec.com/porcelain.htm)


The creep distance and the connector cross sections allow high-power switching (up to 2500 VA). The board can be mounted on a standard DIN-rail and can be cascaded in 16, 24 and 23 relays.

(http://www.redacom.ch/hardware/addi-data/ad55.htm)


To obtain a German explanation of "Luft- und Kriechstrecke" please go to:

http://www.wieland-electric.com/d_wissen/luftkri.htm


For "Luftstrecke" the EurodicAutom offered "clearance".
You can also find this term on a couple of web sites, e.g.:

... with less than 1 inch of clearance between( 2) 24.9 kV insulators. The pvc ... guard to have a longer creep distance. Remanufacture the guard with polymer ...

(http://www.ecg-llc.com/scases.html)






    see above
Lisanne
Local time: 08:54
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 48

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Johanna Timm, PhD
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6 hrs
air distance/separation/path, creepage distance/separation/path


Explanation:
The German definitions of the terms are given in the first ref, the English in the second. However, if you doo a search on 'creepage + air + insulation", you'll see that there is a certain amount of variation in the English terms


    Reference: http://www.tyco-electronics-amp.de/ecr/lexicon_old/Isolatio....
    Reference: http://www.airpaxppp.com/pppsite/intmkt.html
Ken Cox
Local time: 08:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5905
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I think I will stick to your proposal as the actual context is not really clear. Thank you for your support.
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