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perdre zero

English translation: "to lose its zero"

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French term or phrase:"perdre son zero"
English translation:"to lose its zero"
Entered by: Louise Atfield
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02:08 Jan 19, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: perdre zero
This is a technical problem with a machine - when switched on it 'perd son zero' then the screen freezes and it shuts down.
JMcKechnie
Local time: 18:30
it loses its zero
Explanation:
This means that the machine no longer knows where the point zero is. The point zero is the reference point. Without it, the instrument/machine/device cannot function properly, or in the case of a meter, the measurements are not right. It has to be adjusted again.

This is an expression most often used when dealing with meters of any kind. For instance, if you use an ohm-meter, you have to adjust the zero before you can take any reading. Often, a machine will lose its zero when switched off and it has to be re-adjusted every time it is used.

Here are a few examples:

" In this experiment, you might need to adjust the ZERO of the voltage amplifier and the GAIN of the diode thermometer circuit. "
http://www.futurescience.com/manual/p1000.html"

"With the gravity meter nulled at the above optical reading line, adjust the zero of the electronic beam readout microammeter to make it read zero."
http://www.lacosteromberg.com/detail.html

"You can remedy the situation by zeroing the camcorder's timecode memory
before you use the camcorder with the Easy Editor. To do this, remove the
battery from the camcorder (or unplug the power adaptor) for 15 seconds or
more. Any time you use the camcorder to record, the number loses its zero
value, so before you edit with the Easy Editor, you should again remove the
camcorder battery for 15 seconds."
http://support.tandy.com/support_video/doc34/34343.htm

"(...)once mine was sighted in it has stayed in zero with no problems. I use it in a Law enforcement function and it is in and out of the parol car every day and it gets bumped around and never loses its zero. "
http://www.mail-archive.com/ar15-l@ar15.com/msg19282.html

Not quite the same as an electronic device, but here is another example of an instrument that has to be zeroed before use:

"I am looking for any information on solid AR-15 scope mounts. Currently,
may HBAR is using a tunnel mount, but after a couple shots, it loses its zero."
http://www.saf.org/pub/rkba/wais/data_files/flubber/archives...


Hope this helps.
Selected response from:

Louise Atfield
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help and explanation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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it loses its zero


Explanation:
This means that the machine no longer knows where the point zero is. The point zero is the reference point. Without it, the instrument/machine/device cannot function properly, or in the case of a meter, the measurements are not right. It has to be adjusted again.

This is an expression most often used when dealing with meters of any kind. For instance, if you use an ohm-meter, you have to adjust the zero before you can take any reading. Often, a machine will lose its zero when switched off and it has to be re-adjusted every time it is used.

Here are a few examples:

" In this experiment, you might need to adjust the ZERO of the voltage amplifier and the GAIN of the diode thermometer circuit. "
http://www.futurescience.com/manual/p1000.html"

"With the gravity meter nulled at the above optical reading line, adjust the zero of the electronic beam readout microammeter to make it read zero."
http://www.lacosteromberg.com/detail.html

"You can remedy the situation by zeroing the camcorder's timecode memory
before you use the camcorder with the Easy Editor. To do this, remove the
battery from the camcorder (or unplug the power adaptor) for 15 seconds or
more. Any time you use the camcorder to record, the number loses its zero
value, so before you edit with the Easy Editor, you should again remove the
camcorder battery for 15 seconds."
http://support.tandy.com/support_video/doc34/34343.htm

"(...)once mine was sighted in it has stayed in zero with no problems. I use it in a Law enforcement function and it is in and out of the parol car every day and it gets bumped around and never loses its zero. "
http://www.mail-archive.com/ar15-l@ar15.com/msg19282.html

Not quite the same as an electronic device, but here is another example of an instrument that has to be zeroed before use:

"I am looking for any information on solid AR-15 scope mounts. Currently,
may HBAR is using a tunnel mount, but after a couple shots, it loses its zero."
http://www.saf.org/pub/rkba/wais/data_files/flubber/archives...


Hope this helps.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help and explanation.

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