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Old 05-30-2012, 12:01 AM #1
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What is dwell and is it important?

I just want to know because I never knew what it did to my marker.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:08 AM #2
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dwell is the amount of time, in milliseconds, that the solenoid stays in the "on" position to allow the bolt/ram to move and open the valve.

its very important, unless youve installed aftermarket parts that let you run a much lower dwell setting or something theres no need to change it. too short an the gun wont fully cycle, too long and it just wastes air.
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If you don't know what it does or how it effect's the marker. I would highly recommend leaving it at stock setting.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:58 AM #4
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dwell is the amount of time, in milliseconds, that the solenoid stays in the "on" position to allow the bolt/ram to move and open the valve.

its very important, unless you've installed aftermarket parts that let you run a much lower dwell setting or something there's no need to change it. too short an the gun wont fully cycle, too long and it just wastes air.
This^

Some people get internal parts polished or aftermarket upgrades so they can lower the dwell some to get a little better efficiency. Tbh performance gains are usually minimal for the amount of work/money needed. Guns have the least trouble and perform well at the factory settings so unless you are highly experienced with tuning, it's recommended to keep the stock settings.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:32 AM #5
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This^

Some people get internal parts polished or aftermarket upgrades so they can lower the dwell some to get a little better efficiency. Tbh performance gains are usually minimal for the amount of work/money needed. Guns have the least trouble and perform well at the factory settings so unless you are highly experienced with tuning, it's recommended to keep the stock settings.
I screwed around with my gun and it shot alot faster with the dwell down, but had frequent drop-off. If only I remembered the stock dwell settings for it haha.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:37 AM #6
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As said before its the time the bolt inside the gun will stay forward and allow air to pass thought the breech, in turn controling how long the cycle takes. Too low of a dwell the gun will not cycle fully. Too high of a dwell, the gun will eat through air and be a gas hog.

As to find out the stock dwell setting, look in the maual around the board programing section, it should show a chart and it will tell you what the stock dwell setting is. If you dont have a manual, just google "(gun name here) manual) and one should pop up good luck my friend
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:59 AM #7
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If you don't know what it does or how it effect's the marker. I would highly recommend leaving it at stock setting.
forget all the other posts, this is the important one.
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It controls how long the solenoid is open for. IE if your dwell is 15 you can attempt to lower it to 14 ms or even lower to save on efficiency. If the dwell is set to to low consistency will decrease and you will start to run bolt stick and FSDO... your probably better off leaving it stock or setting aside some time to play with it at a chronograph if you are going to adjust.

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Are dwell adjustments so small that they don't affect rate of fire?
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Are dwell adjustments so small that they don't affect rate of fire?
For the most part yes, your talking about a 1ms of adjustment, sometime a little more depending on what your doing.
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For the most part yes, your talking about a 1ms of adjustment, sometime a little more depending on what your doing.
Cool thanks, once I read that you're only making ms increment adjustments I pretty much figured that was the case.
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