# Puls-Pausenverhältnis

## English translation: pulse pause ration

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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. TIA Stephen
 English translation:pulse pause ration
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Local time: 02:12
 seems ok to me, thanks4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +2duty cycle
 jccantrell
4 +2pulse pause ration

1 min   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
pulse pause ration

Explanation:

 Chinmayi SripadaLocal time: 02:12Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 4
 seems ok to me, thanks

agree
 6 mins

agree  Veronika McLaren: without the n at the end of ration
 54 mins

4 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
duty cycle

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%.

 jccantrellUnited StatesLocal time: 13:42Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 451

agree
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agree
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agree  Ken Cox: or 'pulse width ratio' (same meaning but a bit closer to the German)
 14 hrs

disagree  David Willett: "Pulse-pause ratio" (tpp) and "duty cycle" (d) are both valid terms but they do not mean the same! If t0 is the pause time and t1 the pulse time, then tpp = t1/t0 while d = t1/(t1+t0).
 1 day20 hrs
-> Ge, I thought that was kinda what I said up there. And the fact that most of the google sites using it are of German origin makes me more suspicious of its use. As I said, not used in the USA.

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