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07:25 Jun 24, 2004
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English term or phrase: switched output
text on ultrasonic sensor

Discrete (switched) output: SPST solid-state switch conducts when target is sensed within sensing window; choose NPN (current sinking) or PNP (current sourcing) models

I understand the meaning of the verb "switch" (going from state A to state B and viceversa) but here when I translate this to target language, the word technical dictionaries suggest does not make much sense (don't know how to explain...it has not been "switched" yet) -
it would make sense in my target language to say that "output with switch" (uscita a contatti in Italian) (that is, it does not have a transistor or whatever, but a switch or relay), so I wondered if this is the meaning ... could you confirm or explain to me what it means?
Elena Ghetti
Italy
Local time: 10:09
English translation:See explanation below...
Explanation:
Elena, it DOES basically mean 'an output with a switch', but NOT as you suggest 'without a relay, transistor etc.' --- your given context specifically states that this output is being switched by a 'solid-state switch' (i.e. transistor device)

No, the term 'switched output' simply means in the most general way possible, an output that is turned on or off in some way, rather than being continuously on all the time.

So it wouldn't be 'uscita a contatti', but more likely 'uscita interrutti' --- sorry, Italian's not my language!
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Tony M
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Explanation:
Elena, it DOES basically mean 'an output with a switch', but NOT as you suggest 'without a relay, transistor etc.' --- your given context specifically states that this output is being switched by a 'solid-state switch' (i.e. transistor device)

No, the term 'switched output' simply means in the most general way possible, an output that is turned on or off in some way, rather than being continuously on all the time.

So it wouldn't be 'uscita a contatti', but more likely 'uscita interrutti' --- sorry, Italian's not my language!

Tony M
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