Pillar

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  1. copucopu

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    What is a pillar in terms of electricity (power supply).
    p.s. English is not my language...
     
  2. crutschow

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    Never heard of the term in relation to power supplies.
     
  3. copucopu

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    I guess it`s in relationship whit the cover of a power supply...so that it is harder to bend the casing....
     
  4. Alec_t

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    I've never seen 'pillar' used in connection with power supplies or their casings. I think we have a translation problem.
    To strengthen a casing the walls could be provided with 'ridges' or 'ribs'.
     
  5. MrChips

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    In construction techniques, pillar could mean post.

    What language are you translating from? Can you provide the original text or the context that the word is used?
     
  6. bertus

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  7. mcgyvr

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    pillar is used in the UK to signify a power box/electrical cabinet/transformer,etc.. at the street.
     
  8. sirch2

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    As in "Lucy Pillar" - try that in google
     
  9. Treeman

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    Here in the UK we call a post box on the street a pillar box. Telecom pillar boxes are just like Lucy pillars but painted green.

    From Wiki:
    BT's origins date back to the founding of the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846 which developed a nationwide communications network. In 1912, the General Post Office, a government department, became the monopoly telecoms supplier in GB. The Post Office Act of 1969 led to the GPO becoming a public corporation. British Telecom was formed in 1980, and became independent of the Post Office in 1981. British Telecom was privatised in 1984, with some 50 per cent of its shares sold to investors. The Government sold its remaining stake in further share sales in 1991 and 1993.
     
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