Rope Ratchet

01:23 Jun 14, 2015
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English to Finnish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / ballast brochure
English term or phrase: Rope Ratchet
Rope Ratchets adjust the height of your reflector to get the most light to your plants as they grow.
Eija Cavanaugh

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3jarrusalpa, jarrupylpyrä, köysijarru
Tuulia Tipa



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rope ratchet
jarrusalpa, jarrupylpyrä, köysijarru

This is such specialized vocabulary that it seems to me no established Finnish term exists. If you google "jarrusalpa", "jarrupylpyrä" or "köysijarru", you'll see that they have been used in some Finnish texts for similar devices - but they don't get many hits. "Köysisalpa", "jarrupyörä" or "köydenpidätin" would be very understandable, but they don't get any hits or are used for different equipment.

In the context, I would say "jarrusalpa" or "köysisalpa" work perhaps best. As the description of the product (on their website) also reads that the ratchet includes two carabiner clips and a rope, it would be acceptable to use a term that refers strictly only to the block itself.

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