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15:39 Jul 1, 2004
English to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
English term or phrase:recovery time
fiber optics interlock switches
"A limiting factor is the duty cycle or speed of the operation. A cycle can not exceed 500 ms. Limiting factors must be added to the response time and the recovery time of any interposing interfacing modules or contactors."
... why "recovery" time? is it additional time used by the interfaces/contactors?
Explanation: Electronic and fiber optic components have a finite time resolution in the sense that they cannot react to two signals if they arrive within a certain interval. The system is still occupied with the firt signal when the second arrives, so it does not trigger any reaction. The system needs some time to recover.