English translation: purge cycle

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German term or phrase:Nachlauf
English translation:purge cycle
Entered by: Theo Bose
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17:36 Dec 11, 2003
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German term or phrase: Nachlauf
Strangely, I am being deluged with Nachlaufs!

In several patents there are phases containing the term "Nachlauf" or "nachlaufen" which according to the context: In einer vorteilhaften Ausgestaltung der Erfindung wird eine Außentemperatur mit einem zweiten Temperatursensor gemessen. Dadurch wird es ermöglicht, bei einem Ansteigen der Außentemperatur vorzeitig eine längere Nachlaufzeit des Ventilators einzustellen bzw. die Drehzahl zu erhöhen und somit einem Überhitzen der Brennkammer rechtzeitig entgegen zu steuern.
It apears in these patents that a timer relay controls the Nachlauf in, for example, a hot air heater for cooling down, etc.

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5extra running time
ivo zika
4 +1variable/flexible/adaptable running cycle
Wolf Brosius
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or "Purge cycle"

Theo Bose
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variable/flexible/adaptable running cycle

Explanation: opposed to a fixed time set for executing a cooling function.Seems to have something to do with more efficient temperature control.

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agree  Rolf Bueskens: Perhaps 'extended'.
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extra running time

zur Abkühlung des Ventilatormotors



Note added at 2003-12-12 00:05:41 (GMT)

Im Klartext: Ein Ventilator (Luftschleier u.ä.) wird durch die Reglertaste mechanisch ausgeschaltet, trotzdem läuft dieser für eine kurze Zeit nach (hörbar), die Luftströmung kühlt den Ventilatormotor ab. Diese „Nachlaufzeit“ bis zu der wirklichen Abschaltung kann elektronisch, thermostatisch gesteuert werden.

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