Key:devices

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Description
Number of identical devices on a OSM feature. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: approvedPage for proposal

This universal key is useful to group identical devices on the name node, way, area instead of creating a dedicated object for each.
There are numerous possibilities to use devices=*, it has been used and reviewed when several identical power transformers are located at top of a single pole. As to not confuse the support with the actual devices, it's possible to use this key as a subkey.

Feel free to add usages and examples below.

Examples

Photo Aerial view Tagging Note
Multiple mono phase transformers on a single pole
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power=pole
transformer=distribution
transformer:devices=3

Multiple mono phase transformers used on a 3-phase network

See also

Proposed_features/Transformer_extension_proposal : Approved proposal introducing this key