# point dwell

## French translation: pour aider ;-)

 12:14 Apr 14, 2005
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Automobile
 English term or phrase: point dwell Contexte : allumage de moteur automobile Phrase : On engines equipped with a breaker point ignition system, it will be necessary to set the point dwell before adjusting the timing Hypothèse : durée de contact (des vis platinées)
 Francis MARCLithuania Local time: 21:11
 French translation:pour aider ;-) Explanation:dwell: [1] In a contact breaker ignition system, the number of degrees the breaker cam rotates from the time the breaker points close until they open again. Also called the "dwell angle" or "dwell period." [2] In a breakerless ignition system, the time during which the electronic control unit allows current to flow through the primary winding of the coil, which in ignition systems with a Hall generator is determined by the width of the vanes. Also see variable dwell dwell angle: See dwell. dwell-angle control: A system which makes sure that the dwell is sufficient for all engine conditions dwell-angle map: The pattern described by the electronic dwell-angle control, dependent on engine speed and battery voltage dwell meter: An instrument which determines the number of degrees the breaker cam rotates while the breaker points are closed. Changing the point gap affects the dwell angle. When the breaker points are correctly gapped, the distributor can give the proper amount and duration of spark to the spark plugs. dwell period: The time during which the primary circuit is closed and primary current flows through the ignition coil, given in crankshaft or distributor shaft degrees and therefore also called dwell angle. See dwell.
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Michel A.
Local time: 14:11
 finalement je n'ai trouvé nulle part la traduction exacte :-(3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

3dwell
 jacrav
2pour aider ;-)
 Michel A.

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pour aider ;-)

Explanation:
dwell: [1] In a contact breaker ignition system, the number of degrees the breaker cam rotates from the time the breaker points close until they open again. Also called the "dwell angle" or "dwell period." [2] In a breakerless ignition system, the time during which the electronic control unit allows current to flow through the primary winding of the coil, which in ignition systems with a Hall generator is determined by the width of the vanes. Also see variable dwell

dwell angle: See dwell.

dwell-angle control: A system which makes sure that the dwell is sufficient for all engine conditions

dwell-angle map: The pattern described by the electronic dwell-angle control, dependent on engine speed and battery voltage

dwell meter: An instrument which determines the number of degrees the breaker cam rotates while the breaker points are closed. Changing the point gap affects the dwell angle. When the breaker points are correctly gapped, the distributor can give the proper amount and duration of spark to the spark plugs.

dwell period: The time during which the primary circuit is closed and primary current flows through the ignition coil, given in crankshaft or distributor shaft degrees and therefore also called dwell angle. See dwell.

Reference: http://www.sromagazine.com/paris/dictionary/sro-dicd.htm
 Michel A.Local time: 14:11Native speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 81
 finalement je n'ai trouvé nulle part la traduction exacte :-(

1 hr   confidence:
dwell

Explanation:
http://restorefour.free.fr/f/allumage.htm
"A titre d'exemple la Peugeot 404 de 1970 a un angle de came de 55 à 59° ce qui correspond à 61 à 66 % de "Dwell", soit un écartement de 0,40 mm mesuré à la cale d'épaisseur au moment où les linguets sont ouverts au maximum."
http://www.tract-old-engines.com/allumage.html

 jacravNeth. AntillesLocal time: 14:11Native speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 105

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