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11:50 Aug 3, 2006
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
English term or phrase: offset scales
Context:
...in combination with the fixed reference output of 1.00 V, offset scales such as 0°C or 0°F can be generated.

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DarekS
Local time: 14:36
English translation:See explanation below...
Explanation:
The temperature output is scaled to 1.00 mV/K, but it isn't specified (and indeed, is highly improbable!) that 0.00 mV = 0 K (absolute zero!)

By offsetting the output voltage against the fixed reference voltage (in external circuitry), you can set the output to suit any desired temperature scale — 0C is not equal to 0°F which is not equal to 0 K either, so there has to be some correction in order for the reading to be appropriate for the wanted scale. The 2 parameters you usually change to scale such an output would be gain and offset.

I hope that helps! It's a little difficult to understand exactly what part you didn't follow?
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Tony M
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Local time: 14:36
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Explanation:
The temperature output is scaled to 1.00 mV/K, but it isn't specified (and indeed, is highly improbable!) that 0.00 mV = 0 K (absolute zero!)

By offsetting the output voltage against the fixed reference voltage (in external circuitry), you can set the output to suit any desired temperature scale — 0C is not equal to 0°F which is not equal to 0 K either, so there has to be some correction in order for the reading to be appropriate for the wanted scale. The 2 parameters you usually change to scale such an output would be gain and offset.

I hope that helps! It's a little difficult to understand exactly what part you didn't follow?

Tony M
France
Local time: 14:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
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Thank you.
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Asker: Now I am wondering, why I did not get


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