# überlagert/Wechselstromüberlagerung

## English translation: superimposed (AC voltage)

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 German term or phrase: überlagert (Wechselspannung) English translation: superimposed (AC voltage) Entered by:

 16:10 Jun 5, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / vibration measurement
 German term or phrase: überlagert/Wechselstromüberlagerung context: technical data for a vibration transmitter (sensor) "Optionell kann das 4-20 mA Normsignal mit einem Wechselstromsignal mit einer Amplitude von 0-1 mA (Spitze) überlagert werden. Dies wird zum Beispiel zur Frequenzanalyse des Schwingungssignales verwendet. Beispiel: Bei einem Messbereich von 8 mm/s und einem aktuellen Schwingpegel von 4 mm/s beträgt das Ausgangssignal einen Wert von 12 mA +/- 0.5 mA Wechselstromüberlagerung." Can I just say : ...the 4-20 mA standard signal can be overlaid with an AC signal... or an AC signal ... can be overlaid on top of ...the 4-20mA standard signal and is AC overlay a correct translation of Wechselstromüberlagerung? TIA, Beth
 Beth KantusUnited States Local time: 06:52
 to superimpose /superimposed AC voltage Explanation:The AC voltage is superimposed, so I'd reverse the sentence: An AC signal can be superimposed the on the 4-20 mA standard signal...--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2002-06-05 16:17:38 (GMT)--------------------------------------------------Please ignore \'the\' in the second sentence.
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Klaus Herrmann
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Local time: 12:52
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5 +5to superimpose /superimposed AC voltage
 Klaus Herrmann

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to superimpose /superimposed AC voltage

Explanation:
The AC voltage is superimposed, so I'd reverse the sentence:
An AC signal can be superimposed the on the 4-20 mA standard signal...

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Note added at 2002-06-05 16:17:38 (GMT)
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Please ignore \'the\' in the second sentence.

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agree  Frazer Clark: I think 'superimpose' is definitely more common than 'overlay' in this context
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