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20:03 Feb 25, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
German term or phrase:Puls-Pausenverhältnis
From a text about an electronic controller
Context is sparse.
Explanation: In electronics and machines, this is the term for the ration of the on-time to the total period. While this is slightly different from the German, this is what is used in the USA. For example, if a pulse is 1 ms long and repeats every 4 ms (i.e., 1 on, 3 off) then the duty cycle is 25%.