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11:53 Apr 1, 2004
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers: Systems, Networks
French term or phrase:état de surintensité
Context = "XXX" indique que la connexion au périphérique connecté sur le port USB a échouée en raison d’un état de surintensité du port USB."
I have searched the internet for a list of USB port statuses but to no avail, does anyone have any ideas for "état de surintensité"?
As always your help is much appreciated ;-)
GILOU France Local time: 11:03 Specializes in field Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 48
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état de surintensité
power surge on the USB port
Explanation: generally, a POWER SURGE and here, on not of
When I plug the iPAQ onto this cable in my Dell Laptop running WindowsXP, I get a
warning message telling me there is a power surge on the USB port and it will ... www.expansys.com/ forumthread.asp?code=EXP_EXP_IPAQ3800USBSYNC&thread=1 - 17k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages
Jane Lamb-Ruiz Works in field Native speaker of: English, Portuguese PRO pts in category: 75
Explanation: I am basically agreeing with CMJ, of course, but just wanted to add a couple of comments.
Personally, I prefer to translate 'état' by 'condition', as it may very well be referring to a steady-state situation, and there is nothing in the given context to suggest a 'surge' (rather more of a dynamic over-current situation) --- and in any case, there are other ways this could have been expressed in French if that had been the specific meaning intended.
Of course, it may well be appropriate to simplify it to just "over-current on the USB port", but I would argue that the writer MAY have specifically chosen to express it this way for a reason.
Tony M France Local time: 11:03 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 91