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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Railway Vehicles
German term or phrase:Oberstrombegrenzung
Part of a technical requirements specification
3.1.2. Maximale Leistungsaufnahme (Oberstrombegrenzung)
Die Grenzen der Oberstromklassen und die Oberstrombegrenzung bei Unterspannung müssen durch eine automatische Steuerung auf dem Triebzug eingehalten werden.
I am only guessing along the line "upper current limit". Does anybody have an idea? Thank you very much
Explanation: It looks to be a synonym for "maximale Leistungsaufnahme" (which in turn also means "maximum current consumption"), and this is it. When an electric multiple unit (or anything which has an electric motor) draws current, if it overloads, it may try to draw excess current and damage the windings. Hence the amount of current it CAN draw must be limited by an overload of some sort, and that is this "Oberstrombegrenzung".
David Moore Local time: 16:35 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 768