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 +====== Trafo ======
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 +| //[[user/Stan Zurek]], Trafo, [[|]], {accessed @YEAR@-@MONTH@-@DAY@}// |
 +| //[[/wiki/reviewed]] by [[user/Jeanete Leicht]], 2013-01-18// |
 +===== Definition =====
 +**Trafo** (or **TRAFO**) - an abbreviation of the word "//[[transformer]]//".[([[$file/offprint-pacworld2010.pdf|Systems' Reliability and Maintainability, Offprint of article published in PAC World, March 2010, ABB, p. 3]])][(Fax>[[|Hans DeVries, Suresh Ramamurthi, Facsimile modem for passing image information to a facsimile machine and computer, 1997, Patent US5617221]])] 
 +The abbreviation //**trafo**// is used frequently as jargon in Central and Eastern Europe, for instance in Germany[([[|Peter Zieher, Evaluating circuit for inductive displacement pickup, 1992, Patent US5175541]])], Poland, Russia, etc., especially in languages in which the word is even longer: //**transformator**// (rather than //**transformer**// as in English).[([[|Oscar Bandle, Kurt Braunm├╝ller, Ernst Hakon Jahr, Allan Karker, Hans-Peter Naumann, Ulf Telemann, Lennart Elmevik, Gun Widmark,  The Nordic Languages, An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages, Walter de Gruyter, 2002, ISBN 9783110148763, p. 440]])]
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 +A block diagram showing usage of the abbreviation //**TRAFO**// instead of //**transformer**//[(Fax)]
 +[[file/Trafo patent.png|{{Trafo patent.png}}]]
 +//<sup>by United States Patent and Trademark Office, Public Domain</sup>//
 +There are many transformer-related companies world-wide, who have the word "//trafo//" in their name: [[General Trafo]] (Hungary)[([[|General Trafo official website, {accessed 2014-20-10}]])], [[Trafomec Group]] (Italy)[([[|Trafomec Group official website, {accessed 2014-20-10}]])], [[Poltrafo Sp. z o.o.]] (Poland)[([[|Poltrafo official website, {accessed 2014-20-10}]])], [[Trafo Power & Electricals Pvt. Ltd.]] (India)[([[|Trafo Power & Electricals official website, {accessed 2014-20-10}]])], and many more.
 +===== See also =====
 +  *[[XFRM]]
 +  *[[TX (transformer)]]
 +  *[[List of transformer types]]
 +===== References =====
 +{{tag>Transformers Counter}}

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