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English translation: (opposing0 4 pot brake calipers

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07:37 Sep 6, 2006
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Japanese term or phrase: 対向4ポット
I see this term often in car specifications. What is it?

E.g. フロント17インチベンチレーテッドディスクブレーキ(対向4ポット)
Wei Peng Loy
Local time: 13:46
English translation:(opposing0 4 pot brake calipers
Explanation:
This refers to the hydraulic-actuated cylinders that push on the brake pads. It seems in English the "opposing" part is left out. It's understood that the second set of pots/calipers is usually 180 degrees around the rim from the first set of pots/calipers.

As shown in the reference, multiple pots can be used to increase braking force or to run off a backup hydraulic system in case the main hydraulic system fails.

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Note added at 17 mins (2006-09-06 07:55:18 GMT)
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sorry, that was supposed to be (opposing), not (opposing0
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Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 22:46
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4 +4(opposing0 4 pot brake calipers
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(opposing0 4 pot brake calipers


Explanation:
This refers to the hydraulic-actuated cylinders that push on the brake pads. It seems in English the "opposing" part is left out. It's understood that the second set of pots/calipers is usually 180 degrees around the rim from the first set of pots/calipers.

As shown in the reference, multiple pots can be used to increase braking force or to run off a backup hydraulic system in case the main hydraulic system fails.

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Note added at 17 mins (2006-09-06 07:55:18 GMT)
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sorry, that was supposed to be (opposing), not (opposing0


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_brake
Kurt Hammond
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Local time: 22:46
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Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Peishun CHIANG: This is for mortor cycles but basically the same: http://www2.yamaha-motor.jp/bike-word/word.asp?id=296
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agree  casey
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agree  sigmalanguage
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agree  KathyT
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