2P+T

English translation: 2 pole + Earth

10:11 Oct 5, 2019
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / electrical
French term or phrase: 2P+T
electrical
prokmnetbg
Bulgaria
English translation:2 pole + Earth
Explanation:
That's certainly what it means — but we don't usually express it in the same way in EN, so the expression you need is going to depend on the context that you haven't given us — i.e. how it is being used.
Referring to a mains plug, in EN (GB) we'd usually call it a "3-pin plug" (though that is rather layman's language!)
However, if it is being used to refer to other things, then you might need different wording.
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Tony M
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4 +22 pole + Earth
Tony M
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2P+T
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2 pole + Earth


Explanation:
That's certainly what it means — but we don't usually express it in the same way in EN, so the expression you need is going to depend on the context that you haven't given us — i.e. how it is being used.
Referring to a mains plug, in EN (GB) we'd usually call it a "3-pin plug" (though that is rather layman's language!)
However, if it is being used to refer to other things, then you might need different wording.

Tony M
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Local time: 09:23
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agree  Johannes Gleim: OK, 2P+T = 2L+PE, I would say. It refers to the network system, rather then the socket/plug configuration. Probably 240 V (120 V + 120 V), i.e. +L, -L, PE., Two-phases-Tree-wire system, as used in USA.
22 hrs
  -> Danke, Johannes! We don't have any information as to what it actually refers to, but T is never used for 'Earth' in EN

agree  JaneD
1 day 10 hrs
  -> Thanks, JaneD!
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1 day 10 hrs
Reference: 2P+T

Reference information:
In many countries, household power is single-phase electric power, with two or three wired contacts at each outlet. Neutral and line wires carry current and are defined as live parts.[4][5]

• The line wire (in IEC terms 'line conductor'[6]) also known as phase, hot or active contact (and commonly, but technically incorrectly, as live), carries alternating current between the power gridand the household.
• The neutral wire (IEC: neutral conductor [7]) completes the electrical circuit—remaining at a voltage in proximity to 0 V—by also carrying alternating current between the power grid and the household. The neutral is connected to the ground (Earth), and therefore has nearly the same electrical potential as the earth. This prevents the power circuits from increasing beyond earth voltage, such as when they are struck by lightning or become otherwise charged.
• The earth wire, ground or, in IEC terms, Protective Earth[8] (PE) connects the chassis of equipment to earth ground as a protection against faults (electric shock), such as if the insulation on a "hot" wire becomes damaged and the bare wire comes into contact with the metal chassis or case of the equipment.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity

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Many areas, such as the US, which use (nominally) 120 V, make use of three-wire, split-phase 240 V systems to supply large appliances. In this system a 240 V supply has a centre-tapped neutral to give two 120 V supplies which can also supply 240 V to loads connected between the two line wires.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity

Canada A, B CSA C22.2 No. 42[15] 120 V[16] 60 Hz Homes are typically provided with 120/240 V split-phase power; NEMA 14-30R and 14-50R receptacles are provided on 240 V circuits for clothes dryers and electric stoves.[17]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

NEMA 6 devices, while specified as 250 V, may be used for either 208 or 240 V circuits, generally depending on whether the building has a three-phase or split-phase power supply, respectively.
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All NEMA 14 devices offer two hots, a neutral, and a ground, allowing for both 120 and 240 V when supplied by split-phase power, or 120 and 208 V if the supply is three-phase.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEMA_connector#NEMA_5

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