|German to English translations [PRO]|
|German term or phrase: Haltekontakt|
|English translation:holding contact|
A more generic German term would have been Hilfsschließkontakt, this aux. contact, normally open (NO). The customary term in the US, where the purpose is to maintain the continuity of a circuit after a momentary manual closure (ON button)is "holding contact", in trade jargon also sealing contact.
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