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13:18 Aug 13, 2010
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Sensors
French term or phrase:flux
Still with my car engine, here's the complete phrase.
Un flux est mis en place pour inhiber la détection de Kick-Down lors d'un changement de rapport inférieur.
I now have reply from client - VARIABLE!!!
This in fact related to a "sentence" in previous paragraph. It was in fact a logic command line or label and they are introducing a variable into the calculations.
Remeber that 'flux' here is in FR, and often translates as 'flow' in EN — and we certainly do talk about 'data flows' in both EN and FR.
As for 'mis en place', I would interpret that as 'set up' — we don't have enough context to know if it means that this is at the design stage, or if it means a specific flow is set up under a specific set of circumstances...
"A la place du potentiomètre, les capteurs sans contact possèdent un transmetteur à effet Hall qui est installé de façon fixe. Sur la pédale d'accélérateur se trouve un aimant qui modifie sa position en fonction de la position de l'accélérateur."
Maybe they vary the bias in the sensor to do disable it temporarily during shifting? That would seem like a hack to me, but who knows?
Too technical for me, but I do know that you don't kick down with a manual transmission because you simply change down. My mother had a car with automatic transmission and I hated driving it because I kept trying to change gear.
the question is, why does kickdown have to be detected? In the conventional automatic powertrain, the inputs from the gas peadal sensor and the MAP sensor are juggled to guess whether a kickdown must be initiated. I am not aware of any special kickdown mode in the ordinary manual cars, but in a manually-shifted hybrid it may be an issue.
Thanks for your accurate explanation, I'm becoming increasingly cross-eyed with this job, carefully checking for inputs/ outputs; up/down; positive/negative etc. Flux could be a variety of devices for checking, possibly checking road speed with engine speed?
Kick-down is when an automatic gear system shifts to a lower gear generally for increased acceleration when overtaking. Achieved by hitting the accelerator sharply to the floor. I assume this "flux" must be to prevent a false identification of a shift to a lower gear as being a kick-down. So, identifying what the "flux" is would require knowledge of how the detection system works.