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15:37 Dec 9, 2010
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
English term or phrase:path to ground
The key-in ignition switch is integral to the ignition switch, which is mounted on the left side of the steering column, opposite the ignition cylinder. ***It closes a path to ground ***for the instrument cluster chime warning circuitry when the ignition key is inserted in the ignition cylinder and the driver door jamb switch is closed (driver door is open).
It closes an electrical circuit (current path) to ground. Technically speaking, it is not "ground" but rather the mass of the car, which is pretty isolated from the real ground (the mass of the Earth).
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conecta a masa
Explanation: Conecta a masa el circuito...
Jorge Merino Paraguay Works in field Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 235
...cierra el circuito a masa para el instrumento xxxx....
Si bien en un vehículo no hay tierra propiamente dicha, la palabra se usa en este sentido y el original usa el término "ground" también.
Juan Ripoll Uruguay Local time: 06:37 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in category: 2