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|German to English translations [PRO]|
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Calibration Device; BNC Connector
|German term or phrase: Plus/Null-Potenzial|
|"2.2.8 Die BNC-Buchse (Analog-Ausgang)|
Der an der LED-Anzeige angezeigte Wert steht als Analogsignal an der BNC-Buchse zur Verfügung. Dabei entspricht dem Prüfdruckbereich (z. B. 0…100 Pa) ein Gleichspannungsbereich von 0…10 V. Der Mittenanschluss der BNC-Buchse ist mit ***Plus-Potenzial***, der Außenanschluss ist mit ***Null-Potenzial*** belegt."
From an instruction manual for a calibration device. I thought "Plus-Potenzial" and "Null-Potenzial" would be plus and zero potential respectively, but the search engine hits are not very convincing in this regard, so I'm wondering if there's something else we say in English. Secondary question: are the "Anschlüsse" mentioned here ports or adapters, do you think? TIA for your help.
|center pin positive|
The German sentence is a verbal overkill - with this kind of signal (0-10Vdc), the connector is clearly defined by indicating one of the two connections. Plus and Potenzial is redundant as well. On the other hand, its not an umcommon sentence in German. Anyhow, I'd add 'BNC connector (center pin positive)' in your first sentence, and that's it. To understand the concept of "Anschlüsse" (center pin/outer shell), may I suggest that you take a look at a BNC connector (images.google.com)
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|Thanks for that really helpful answer, Klaus, and thanks also to Kenneth for a great peer grade comment. Appreciate the assistance from both of you. Thanks also to the others who offered an idea.|
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