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caja de fosbiles [fusibles] - fuse box

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by laisla, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. laisla Senior Member

    La Habana, Cuba
    English - Australia
    Hello,

    Does anyone know what a "caja de fosibles" is?

    Thankyou.
     
  2. LuciaT

    LuciaT Senior Member

    Galicia (Spain)
    Spanish and Galician
    It is not "fosibles", it is "fusibles", the same as fuses.
    Regards
     
  3. Here I am Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentinean Spanish
    "A box full of fuses"
     
  4. LuciaT

    LuciaT Senior Member

    Galicia (Spain)
    Spanish and Galician
    "la caja de fusibles" is not just a common box full of fuses, it is the place where you find the fuses in each house, I mean that picture-like place where you can turn down the electricity of your house.do you understand me?
     
  5. Here I am Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentinean Spanish
    Si es lo que decís, eso se llama: "(miniature) circuit breakers box"
     
  6. sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I assume we are talking about a modern house, in which case I go along with what has been said about circuit-breakers. "Fuse box" would make sense in the context of an older house or in the context of certain vehicles.
     
  7. Here I am Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentinean Spanish
    Thank you very much!!! ;)
     

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