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02:10 Aug 29, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: zero touch switch
No real context. This appears on a list of possible controls to operate an electrical wheelchair - as an alternative to joystick control (for people whose disability prevents them from using a joystick). On the same list there are also a
4-zero touch switch
and a
5-zero touch switch
The single zero touch switch has been explained to me by a semi-professional as a switch that you have to touch once to return all settings to zero, but this is only his best guess.
Thanks for any suggestions for possible translations.
Anita Millar
Local time: 11:31
German translation:Comment to my "agree"
Explanation:
"zero touch switch" is not an English expression but Sunrise Medical house language. An alternative to useing their house language would be to find out how it is controlled (pneumatic, optical, .....) and use an explaining word.
Selected response from:

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 12:31
Grading comment
Thanks! You obviously know what you are talking about because the client is indeed Sunrise Medical. Thanks also to all the others who helped confirming this.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1zero touch switchCarsten Weber
naComment to my "agree"
Sven Petersson
naNull-Tastschalter / Nulltaste
Alexander Schleber
naberührungsloser Schalter
Andy Lemminger


  

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13 mins
berührungsloser Schalter


Explanation:
my suggestion is "berührungslos" meaning that no physical contact is needed to control the switch (however this can be done).
The same term is used for computer mice who operate with IR.

Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 04:31
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 2242
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21 mins peer agreement (net): +1
zero touch switch


Explanation:
Insbesondere Schalter, Eingabegeräte und sonstige Hardwareperipherie werden im neudeutschen Sprachgebrauch mit englischen Begriffen bezeichnet - eine Übertragung ins Deutsche ist hier also weder notwendig noch gebräuchlich; siehe "Joystick".


    eigene Kenntnisse
Carsten Weber
Local time: 12:31
PRO pts in pair: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
4 mins
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24 mins
Null-Tastschalter / Nulltaste


Explanation:
switch = Schalter
touch = tasten

I have a feeling as if your
"4-zero touch switch" and "5-zero touch switch" etc. may be referring to an illustration, where the location of the zero touch switch is indicated.

HTH


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=Nulltaste&hl=en&lr=lang_de&sa...
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 12:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466
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30 mins
Comment to my "agree"


Explanation:
"zero touch switch" is not an English expression but Sunrise Medical house language. An alternative to useing their house language would be to find out how it is controlled (pneumatic, optical, .....) and use an explaining word.

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 12:31
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 434
Grading comment
Thanks! You obviously know what you are talking about because the client is indeed Sunrise Medical. Thanks also to all the others who helped confirming this.
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