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English translation: digital output

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06:52 Jul 19, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Schaltausgang
Each software variant of the system in my document which uses light sensors to count the number of objects on a conveyor belt, for example, has a "Schaltausgang". Some functions have 2. Any ideas?
Julie
English translation:digital output
Explanation:
This term is correct (in the US) especially when paired with analog output. Whilw analog provides voltages of different levels, the digital output is either on or off, either 5 Volts or zero.
Manfred
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Summary of answers provided
nadigital outputManfred Mondt
naswitch output
Dierk Seeburg
naSwitching Outputwolfgang
naSee below
Anthony Frey


  

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51 mins
See below


Explanation:
I am not certain and it is hard to really venture a guess without knowing more context, i.e. the purpose of this Schaltausgang, what does it do, which I imagine would be clear with the overall context. My guess is that it is "switching output" for triggering something. Sounds very literal, but the context is really not much to gone.

Anthony Frey
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57 mins
Switching Output


Explanation:
I tend to agree with Leipzig in that it is hard to know what is meant without further context. Switching output seems to be the best bet on the information available. HTH wolfgang

wolfgang
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1 hr
switch output


Explanation:
Schaltausgang is the point on a relay sensor to which switching is directed. Depending on sensory input those can be one or many. Check the URLs below for an example.
Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.marco.de/D/ps/ulm/esd/001.html
    Reference: http://www.marco.de/E/D/ps/ulm/esd/001.html
Dierk Seeburg
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6 hrs
digital output


Explanation:
This term is correct (in the US) especially when paired with analog output. Whilw analog provides voltages of different levels, the digital output is either on or off, either 5 Volts or zero.
Manfred


    Reference: http://www.jetter.de/gb/menu03/steuerungssysteme/delta.htm
Manfred Mondt
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