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17:49 Mar 9, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / solar cells
German term or phrase: Leiterbahn-Sammelkontakte
Context: ein neuartiges Verschaltungskonzept für Zellen und Module, bei dem drei statt zwei Leiterbahn-Sammelkontakte eingesetzt werden

I have looked at previous kudoz responses re. "Leiterbahn" and suspect that something with "busbar" would be appropriate here, as the context is "3-busbar technology", but I am unsure about the "Sammelkontakte" part. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks!
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:45

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3bus for common contact/connection
Oliver Walter



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bus for common contact/connection

Something like this. It's presumably a contact, connection or terminal where several cells share a connection (perhaps a common earth or negative line). Compare the table entries for terminal no. 8 on pages 4 and 8 of the ref.

    Reference: http://www.faac.co.uk/htm/pdf/596-615_BPR_MANUAL.PDF
Oliver Walter
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Local time: 07:45
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Oliver. I suspect that you are correct in your explanation of what lies behind the term; I also thought of something like "hub" or "terminal", but nothing flowed properly and I was unable to find any suitable "Treffer" online. After further consulation with my customer, it has been decided to simply say "busbars" for this term. This fits well in my context, so that is what I have chosen to use. Should anyone else have any bright ideas, however, I would still be interested to hear them!. Thanks again.

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