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Schalterreinigungsstrom

English translation: contact wetting current

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German term or phrase:Schalter- bzw. Kontaktreinigungsstrom
English translation:contact wetting current
Entered by: John Jory
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20:47 Jan 21, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / car speakers
German term or phrase: Schalterreinigungsstrom
Als Schalterreinigungsstrom soll der Schalterstrom mindestens 10 mA betragen, jedoch den maximal zulässigen Schalterstrom nicht übersteigen.
Hilary Higgins
Local time: 10:13
contact wetting current
Explanation:
"The device is also designed to provide a contact-wetting current to the contacts of the switch. The wetting current acts as a contact cleaner, eliminating oxide build up which would otherwise change the integrity of the switch."
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John Jory
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contact wetting current


Explanation:
"The device is also designed to provide a contact-wetting current to the contacts of the switch. The wetting current acts as a contact cleaner, eliminating oxide build up which would otherwise change the integrity of the switch."


    Reference: http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/news/detail/0,,2469_2012...
John Jory
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