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# OHM-Wertberechnung des Schaltwegs

## English translation: calculation of resistance on the switched path

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 German term or phrase: OHM-Wertberechnung des Schaltwegs English translation: calculation of resistance on the switched path Entered by:

 23:23 Dec 9, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software / software
 German term or phrase: OHM-Wertberechnung des Schaltwegs one of the feature of a software module
 resistance, circuit path Explanation:I would be wary of OHM, it might be a name. As stated, ohm is the unit of resistance, but usually in German, I have seen "Widerstandswert" for this. Schaltweg appears to mean the path of a circuit for which this resistance is to be calculated. Perhaps this has to do with a simulation?
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jccantrell
United States
Local time: 01:53
 thanks all for the help. the context is telecoms so 'Schaltweg' is 'switched path'4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +3resistance, circuit path
 jccantrell
5computes the resisitance (in ohms) of the actuator travel
4calculate(s) the Ohm value of the contact gapUlrike Lieder

23 mins   confidence:
calculate(s) the Ohm value of the contact gap

Explanation:
Paraphrase as necessary for your context. I'd try to use a verbal rather than a nominal construction.

Ohm - unit of measurement for electrical resistance
Schaltweg - contact gap or contact travel
[Budig]

Schaltweg m (Kontakte)
contact travel
Schaltweg m (PS, Betätigungselement)
(actuator) travel, total travel
[Siemens]

Siemens, FWB industrielle Elektrotechnik, Energie- und Automatisierungstechnik
Budig, FWB Elektrotechnik Elektronik
 Ulrike LiederLocal time: 01:53Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: GermanPRO pts in category: 23
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38 mins   confidence:
computes the resisitance (in ohms) of the actuator travel

Explanation:
A software module does not measure anything directly but rather it computes. Ohm-wertberechnung is nothing more than the resistance, Schaltweg is the travel of the actuator mechanism in a switch. See the references by Honeywell USA and Honeywell Deutschland.

Reference: http://www.honeywell.de/sensorik/position/produkte/normen.pd...
Reference: http://content.honeywell.com/sensing/glossary/glossa-h.stm
 Dietrich Herrmann, MD, PhD, MBAGermanyLocal time: 10:53Native speaker of: German, English
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42 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
resistance, circuit path

Explanation:
I would be wary of OHM, it might be a name.
As stated, ohm is the unit of resistance, but usually in German, I have seen "Widerstandswert" for this.

Schaltweg appears to mean the path of a circuit for which this resistance is to be calculated. Perhaps this has to do with a simulation?

 jccantrellUnited StatesLocal time: 01:53Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 164
 thanks all for the help. the context is telecoms so 'Schaltweg' is 'switched path'

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dietrich Herrmann, MD, PhD, MBA: In this context OHM really is resistance. Your other suggestion definitely makes sense because Schaltweg could also mean circuit (which does have a resistance while a switch either has an extremely high or low resistance). Again the question of context!
 26 mins

agree  GreenTara: I agree about "Schaltweg" meaning "circuit".
 22 hrs

agree
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