dolls eye indicator

Romanian translation: indicator „ochi de pisică/păpușă”

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English term or phrase:dolls eye indicator
Romanian translation:indicator „ochi de pisică/păpușă”
Entered by: raikks

11:09 Oct 29, 2013
English to Romanian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space
English term or phrase: dolls eye indicator
The controller is located on the flight deck to allow the crew to control the compass system. This is where the fast erect knob is located as well as the >"dolls eye" indicator< to show when the system is synchronised (slaved to magnetic north).
raikks
Romania
Local time: 04:20
indicator „ochi de pisică/păpușă”
Explanation:
"The odd round thing to the left of the dial is a "cat's eye" or "doll's eye" indicator. The way it works is, when current passes through it, the electromagnet rotates a disc behind the visible cut-outs, to show a contrasting color (typically white) to show that the CO line is in use. Thus there is no line-in-use lamp that would eventually need to be replaced. (These indicators were common on European multi-line phones for decades, there are many versions.)" ( http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=124... )
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"doll's eye" indicator
indicator „ochi de pisică/păpușă”


Explanation:
"The odd round thing to the left of the dial is a "cat's eye" or "doll's eye" indicator. The way it works is, when current passes through it, the electromagnet rotates a disc behind the visible cut-outs, to show a contrasting color (typically white) to show that the CO line is in use. Thus there is no line-in-use lamp that would eventually need to be replaced. (These indicators were common on European multi-line phones for decades, there are many versions.)" ( http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=124... )

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