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    dead tank

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    Dead tank circuit breaker
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    I used to sell these in Russia and I know the term in Russia and English, but not in German. I checked the Siemens term base but didn't find it.
    AuthorAlpena29 Jan 11, 19:57
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    I have no clue, but maybe this site can help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_breaker

    it mentions both live and dead tank circuit breaker and has a corresponding German link
    #1Author dude (253248) 29 Jan 11, 20:28
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    OT

    Next time if you could just check [Elec.] or whatever ...

    I was all set to learn a nice new slang word for a morgue or something. (-:
    #2Author hm -- us (236141) 29 Jan 11, 20:33
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    ... and, as you know what it means, explain it:

    "Circuit breakers can be classified as live tank, where the enclosure that contains the breaking mechanism is at line potential, or dead tank with the enclosure at earth potential."

    Source: above Wiki-article . . .

    Ich rate mal:

    live tank: 'spannungsführendes/potentialbehaftetes Gehäuse'
    dead tank: 'spannungsloses/potentialfreies Gehäuse' ? . . .

    ... neue Schreibweise: 'potenzial...' . . .
    #3AuthorDaddy . . . (533448) 29 Jan 11, 20:36
     
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