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German translation: Senkstrom

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English term or phrase:sink current
German translation:Senkstrom
Entered by: Dr. Sahib Bleher
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05:33 Jan 18, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: sink current
"The 4-20mA output can be set to either source current to a passive load, or sink current from an active load."
From a description of an analog interface to sensing equipment. Sink also appears separately in brackets to indicate the current connection.
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 00:21
Stromsenke
Explanation:
A current flows from source (Stromquelle) to sink (Stromsenke) as in http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a8708483/physio/kap1/frage2/f2... which is not he same context but applies to your context as well.
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Sylvia Scheibe
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naAbsaugstrom, Drainstrom
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19 mins
Absaugstrom, Drainstrom


Explanation:
My Feretti gave drain as synonym for sink and Absaugstrom/Drainstrom as translation for drain current.
HTH
Sabine

Sabine Schlottky
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26 mins
Stromsenke


Explanation:
A current flows from source (Stromquelle) to sink (Stromsenke) as in http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a8708483/physio/kap1/frage2/f2... which is not he same context but applies to your context as well.


    another example: www.delta-components.de/suchbaum/ipc104pr.htm
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38 mins
Senkenstrom, Drainstrom


Explanation:
Per Hüthig Fachwörterbuch Elektrotechnik / Elektronik.

Drainstrom per Kucera, The Compact Dictionary of Exact Science and Technology.

You may want to run a search on several German search engines for these suggestions, as well as to the others that you have received, to verify which term best suits your needs.

Kristina


xxxKristina M
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