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Parametriereingang

English translation: configuration (data) input

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German term or phrase:Parametriereingang
English translation:configuration (data) input
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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11:33 Jul 27, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Positioning System; Plug Pin Assignment
German term or phrase: Parametriereingang
From an instruction manual about a positioning system. It's a bit difficult to provide context, because the term appears in isolation, but it has to do with the pin assignment of a supply voltage plug. It's a five-pin plug. The first pin is "+24VDC", which is straightforward enough. The second pin is "Schaltsignal der Lichtschranke" (so light barrier switch signal). The third pin is "Masse" (which must be "earth" or "ground" in this context). The fourth pin is "Schalteingang 'Auslieferngszustand'", which is something like delivery state switch input or something along those lines. And then comes the fifth pin: "Parametriereingang 'Drehsinn'". So, some sort of input for direction of rotation, but what does the "Parametrier" part mean? "Parametrizing input" sounds very clumsy and gets few search engine hits (though admittedly, "Parametriereingang" itself gets virtually none). Any good ideas? TIA for your help.
Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 15:21
configuration (data) input
Explanation:
'Paramatrieren' is high-falutin' German jargon for (a) equipping a program or device with configurable parameters or (b) defining the values of the parameters. In this case, since it's an input, the latter meaning is appropriate, and I'd suggest 'configuration data input' (or 'settings input') as a general translation.
In this case, only one parameter is involved (rotation direction).
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Ken Cox
Local time: 05:21
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Thanks for this great answer, Kenneth. As John says, it's a nice way out of a rather awkward little problem. Many thanks to the peer graders also - appreciate everyone's help.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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configuration (data) input


Explanation:
'Paramatrieren' is high-falutin' German jargon for (a) equipping a program or device with configurable parameters or (b) defining the values of the parameters. In this case, since it's an input, the latter meaning is appropriate, and I'd suggest 'configuration data input' (or 'settings input') as a general translation.
In this case, only one parameter is involved (rotation direction).

Ken Cox
Local time: 05:21
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Grading comment
Thanks for this great answer, Kenneth. As John says, it's a nice way out of a rather awkward little problem. Many thanks to the peer graders also - appreciate everyone's help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Harry Borsje: in OTHER areas (math, etc.) the term parameterisation (or with z) is used in the sense of (b)
6 mins

agree  John Jory: Nice way out ;-)
8 hrs

agree  Arthur Allmendinger
16 hrs
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