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proportionnel on-off

English translation: proportional (sometimes: analogue) / on-off (sometimes: digital OR binary)

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French term or phrase:proportionnel / on-off [electronics, signals]
English translation:proportional (sometimes: analogue) / on-off (sometimes: digital OR binary)
Entered by: Tony M
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16:08 May 15, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: proportionnel on-off
Context: Il contient en outre les circuits pour commandes de type proportionnel on-off et à contrôle de phase.
Electronic/IT.
Dominique Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:10
proportional, on/off and...
Explanation:
I belive there's a comma missing in this list; 'proportional controls' signifies something that varies continuously over a range, like the accelerator of a car; while 'on/off' refers to something that is either on or off, nothing in between --- like the clutch on the same car. 'Phase control' sounds like it is being quoted as a variant of the former; continuous adjustment of the phase between two signals, etc.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 12:10
Grading comment
Merci de votre aide. J'avais bien compris ce que cela signifiait, mais recherchais un terme exact, s'il existait.
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proportional, on/off and...


Explanation:
I belive there's a comma missing in this list; 'proportional controls' signifies something that varies continuously over a range, like the accelerator of a car; while 'on/off' refers to something that is either on or off, nothing in between --- like the clutch on the same car. 'Phase control' sounds like it is being quoted as a variant of the former; continuous adjustment of the phase between two signals, etc.

Tony M
France
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14160
Grading comment
Merci de votre aide. J'avais bien compris ce que cela signifiait, mais recherchais un terme exact, s'il existait.
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