18:25 Mar 1, 2015
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Air conditioning controls
French term or phrase: NTC
The term appears in a report of a technical investigation on the malfunctions of fresh air dampers in an air conditioning system (the dampers remain stuck on closed). The term I am after is NTC, which (I believe) is a control unit.
"Problématique XXXXX [name of company experiencing problem] : il s’avère que :
Pour une tension maximum d’alimentation de la vanne d’AN de 28,8 V nous ne devrions pas dépasser une tension d’alimentation de 240.5 V.
Si on considère que la FT XXXXX du *NTC* préconise un fonctionnement à 230 V +/- 10% et par conséquent compris entre 207 et 253 V, nous risquons d’avoir un problème par rapport à la conclusion ci-dessus si YYYYY [name of company that supplied air dampers] approfondis son analyse.
Le risque actuel est de devoir remplacer 2628 vannes YYYYY ainsi que les 2628 *NTC* correspondantes dans des locaux de bureaux occupés."

All suggestions are welcome.
Marco Solinas
Local time: 20:42

Summary of answers provided
1 +1NTC thermistor
Tony M

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NTC thermistor

I was going to suggest this, as being the usual translation — but then you say you think it is some kind of controller.

That could indeed be what the 'NTC' stands for — but you may also need to consider that whatever kind of control unit it is, it is thus named because its key component is indeed an NTC (= negative temperature coefficient) thermistor — commonly used for the purposes of sensing temperature, and thence forming some kind of controller.
NTC means that as the temprature rises, the resistance of the element falls, thus providing the basis for a control mechanism (thermostat).

Tony M
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Asker: I think you are right Tony. They use the term (throughout the document) to indicate a control unit that uses an NTC thermistor as the sensing element.

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agree  Terry Richards
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Terry!
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