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English translation: mushroom switch

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12:45 Mar 10, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Pilzabschaltung
Es handelt sich um eine Übersetzung zur Funktionsweise von Jalousien.
Die "Pilzabschaltung" befindet sich am Motor und schaltet den Motor aus, wenn das Lamellenpacket hochgefahren ist.
Wer weiß Rat?
pseudomugil
Germany
Local time: 10:55
English translation:mushroom switch
Explanation:
This may be what you have here; a switch looking (roughly) like a mushroom, but why it's described as a "Pilzabschaltung" rather mystifies me. "Pilzschalter" would be more usual, I think, unless it really IS only an "off" switch - but then why is there the suggestion that it is automatic "when the shutters have been raised"?
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mushroom switch


Explanation:
This may be what you have here; a switch looking (roughly) like a mushroom, but why it's described as a "Pilzabschaltung" rather mystifies me. "Pilzschalter" would be more usual, I think, unless it really IS only an "off" switch - but then why is there the suggestion that it is automatic "when the shutters have been raised"?

David Moore
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agree  Steffen Walter: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/755250 might be worth considering.
2 mins
  -> Thanks, Steffen; having looked, I think that a "Pilz cut-out" might suit best here.

agree  Sybille
5 hrs

agree  xxxjhp: Possibly "mushroom disconnect switch"?
13 hrs
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