# Masse

## English translation: chassis ground

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 German term or phrase: Masse English translation: chassis ground Entered by:

 15:28 Dec 3, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Electric engineering
 German term or phrase: Masse Nennspannung Masse-Erde: 500 V. I thought Masse WAS earth! I suspect they mean between live and earth, and it's a typo....
 Local time: 20:49
 Reference potential Explanation:As with the English 'ground' you can define your 'Masse' to be whatever you want it to be, and it doesn't have to be 'earth'. Some suggestions from Siemens Fachwoerterbuch Elektrotechnik: Masse f (Gerüst, Erdung) frame n, chassis n, earth n, ground n Masse (Bezugspotential) reference potential, zero potential Masse (SPS-Geräte) chassis ground, zero V reference potential HTH Chris
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Local time: 12:49
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 Maya Jurt

8 mins   confidence:
mass

Explanation:
Whatever you look for, Masse remains "mass"

Source: Electrotechnical GLossary:

EN: mass

(symbol: m)

Positive additive scalar quantity, characterizing a sample of matter in the phenomena of inertia and gravitation.

FR: masse

(symbole: m)

Grandeur scalaire positive et additive, caractérisant un échantillon de matière dans les phénomènes d'inertie et de gravitation.

DE: Masse

 Maya JurtSwitzerlandLocal time: 21:49Native speaker of: German, FrenchPRO pts in pair: 545

9 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Reference potential

Explanation:
As with the English 'ground' you can define your 'Masse' to be whatever you want it to be, and it doesn't have to be 'earth'.
Some suggestions from Siemens Fachwoerterbuch Elektrotechnik:
Masse f (Gerüst, Erdung)
frame n, chassis n, earth n, ground n
Masse (Bezugspotential)
reference potential, zero potential
Masse (SPS-Geräte)
chassis ground, zero V reference potential

HTH
Chris

 Chris KoenigLocal time: 12:49PRO pts in pair: 78
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