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English translation: wetting current

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German term or phrase:Frittstrom
English translation:wetting current
Entered by: Jon Fedler
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12:45 Aug 13, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
German term or phrase: Frittstrom
From memo by an internet data service provider about downstream expansion:

"Aus der Erfahrung mit dem Betrieb von Diensten auf der Cu-DA, die keinen Gleichstrom benötigen (Fernspeise- freie HSDL/SDSL-Verbindungen) konnte bislang nicht die Notwendigkeit für einen Wetting Current (Frittstrom) abgeleitet werden."
Jon Fedler
Local time: 14:11
wetting current
Explanation:
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It has been found that a small amount of periodic arcing can actually be good for the switch contacts, because it keeps the contact faces free from small amounts of dirt and corrosion. If a mechanical switch contact is operated with too little current, the contacts will tend to accumulate excessive resistance and may fail prematurely! This minimum amount of electric current necessary to keep a mechanical switch contact in good health is called the wetting current.

Normally, a switch's wetting current rating is far below its maximum current rating, and well below its normal operating current load in a properly designed system.
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_4/chpt_4/2.html
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 06:11
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wetting current


Explanation:
Hasn't the translation already been provided?

It has been found that a small amount of periodic arcing can actually be good for the switch contacts, because it keeps the contact faces free from small amounts of dirt and corrosion. If a mechanical switch contact is operated with too little current, the contacts will tend to accumulate excessive resistance and may fail prematurely! This minimum amount of electric current necessary to keep a mechanical switch contact in good health is called the wetting current.

Normally, a switch's wetting current rating is far below its maximum current rating, and well below its normal operating current load in a properly designed system.
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_4/chpt_4/2.html


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 06:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 86

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Klaus Herrmann: Matching German defintion at: http://www.keymile.com/media/de/km_internet/texte_produkte/l... : Als Frittstrom wird ein geringer konstanter Strom bezeichnet, der die Kontakte einer Übertragungsstrecke vor Korrosion schüz
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