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fallen (eines Schalters)

English translation: tripped (the switch is - - -)

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German term or phrase:fallen (der Schalter - - -)
English translation:tripped (the switch is - - -)
Entered by: Gunsou
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07:38 Mar 9, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: fallen (eines Schalters)
The context is a heat treatment furnace. The original text reads "Temperaturhauptschalter: Bei TE-Bruch und zu groer Differenz der Vergleichsmestellen fllt der Temperatur-hauptschalter, die Temperatur fllt ab und bei Unterschreiten der Sicherheitstemperatur entgast der Ofen."

This refers to a switch that upon an external signal (temperature) opens the connection to the heater, stopping the flow of electrical current to the heating element. The signal could be that a thermal element or thermocouple has fractured, or that there is too large a difference between comparison measuring points.

From consultation with the author, I know that this switch is normally closed, so in this case it opens. However, if the switch were normally open, it would close.

My question: is there a "neutral" term in English for "der Schalter fllt" that could be used without having to know specifically whether the switch opens or closes relative to its normal position?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 15:49
the switch is tripped
Explanation:
"The temperature main switch is tripped" by ......

der Schalter "fällt bei" = "wird ausgelöst durch"
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Gunsou
Local time: 21:49
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Thanks very much to everyone for your help!
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Summary of answers provided
na'trips' , 'operates' , 'is actuated'Ken Cox
nato drop; to go downxxxHenri
naclose a contact
Alexander Schleber
nathe switch is trippedGunsou
nathe switch breaksxxxlone
nato break/breaker controlxxxlone


  

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11 mins
to break/breaker control


Explanation:
Hopefully this will helpyou.
Good luck!


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xxxlone
Canada
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14 mins
the switch breaks


Explanation:
Just another version of my earlier suggestion.



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xxxlone
Canada
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41 mins
the switch is tripped


Explanation:
"The temperature main switch is tripped" by ......

der Schalter "fällt bei" = "wird ausgelöst durch"

Gunsou
Local time: 21:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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Thanks very much to everyone for your help!

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Tom Funke
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51 mins
close a contact


Explanation:
This would be standard terminology in the USA.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
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Gunsou
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6 hrs
'trips' , 'operates' , 'is actuated'


Explanation:
In your context, I would say 'the switch trips'. If you want to be super-neutral, you can say 'the switch operates' (although this is potentially confusing) or better 'the switch is operated'; also 'the switch is actuated'

Ken Cox
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20 hrs
to drop; to go down


Explanation:
According to:


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