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# resistencia variable

## English translation: variable resistor

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 Spanish term or phrase: resistencia variable English translation: variable resistor Entered by:

 23:15 Jul 30, 2009
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Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / wind power
 Spanish term or phrase: resistencia variable La temperatura ambiental se mide con un sensor XXX, que es una resistencia variable que con el aumento de la temperatura aumenta su resistividad. I'm a bit confused by 'ES una resistencia variable'. I've tried 'Environmental temperature is measured with a XXX sensor, in which variable resistance increases as the temperature rises.', but not very sure.... Thanks in advance for any help!
 Local time: 05:18
 variable resistor Explanation:---------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 hr (2009-07-31 01:14:24 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Example: The coolant temperature sensor is a variable resistor whose resistance drops as the coolant temperature rises. www.mrcontrols.com/installs/tempctrl/tempctrl.htm Google "temperature sensor is a variable resistor" and you'll find some 57,000 examples. --------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 day16 hrs (2009-08-01 15:39:44 GMT) Post-grading--------------------------------------------------Always glad to help!
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Giovanni Rengifo
Colombia
Local time: 22:18
 Thanks, very useful clarification!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Summary of answers provided
4 +4variable resistor
 Giovanni Rengifo
5 +1variable resistance
 Berelis (Eng.)
4 +1variable resistence
 Michael Powers (PhD)

Discussion entries: 2

5 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
variable resistence

Explanation:
yes

Mike :)

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Osa Water Works: Hydroelectric power and water Supply Feasibility ...
... units have variable resistence to physical and chemical erosion, ... The two most critical design variables of hydroelectric power generation are: 1) ...
www.osawaterworks.com/history/11-14-2000.htm - Cached - Similar -
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Electric charging apparatus for ground vehicles - Patent 4300088
... the moving vehicle in power generation instead of heat produced by brakes. ... there is provided a variable resistence 9 and 11 for alternators 2 and 4, ...
www.freepatentsonline.com/4300088.html - Similar -
by DE Hicks - 1981 - Cited by 4 - Related articles - All 2 versions
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Low power and high linearity receivers with reactively biased ...
Thermoelectric unicouple used for power generation ..... resistance versus bias R4~51 100 K ohm Resistor to scale the variable resistence network R5 10 ~51 ...
www.patentfellow.com/7248653.html - Similar -
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Electric charging apparatus for ground vehicles - Google Patents Result
US Pat. 4300088
... there is provided a variable resistence 9 and 11 independently of external battery charging ... The switch source for the electrical power generation. ...

 Michael Powers (PhD)United StatesLocal time: 23:18Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 70

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Hollywood: with "a"
 30 mins
-> Thank you, David - Mike :) Yes, it should be with an "a" "resistance"
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27 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
variable resistance

Explanation:
it means that sensor XXX is a variable resistace

 Berelis (Eng.)Local time: 00:18Works in fieldNative speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree
 9 mins
-> Gracias David
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1 hr   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
variable resistor

Explanation:
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Note added at 1 hr (2009-07-31 01:14:24 GMT)
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Example: The coolant temperature sensor is a variable resistor whose resistance drops as the coolant temperature rises.

www.mrcontrols.com/installs/tempctrl/tempctrl.htm

Google "temperature sensor is a variable resistor" and you'll find some 57,000 examples.

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Note added at 1 day16 hrs (2009-08-01 15:39:44 GMT) Post-grading
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Always glad to help!

 Giovanni RengifoColombiaLocal time: 22:18Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 152
 Thanks, very useful clarification!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  cilantro: Resistor is the element, however in this case the variable resistor is a "thermistor"
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agree
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agree
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agree
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