Duty cycle

Duty cycle,

Definition of Duty cycle:

  1. Relationship between the active (operating) time and the inactive (resting time) of an equipment or machine. Electric motors, for example, are rated on the basis of continuous duty (non-stop operation lasting an hour or more) or intermittent duty (alternate period of rest and operation lasting, 5, 30, or 60 minutes).

  2. The cycle of operation of a machine or other device which operates intermittently rather than continuously.

How to use Duty cycle in a sentence?

  1. The technical specifications of a tape drive indicate how high a duty cycle it will best operate in.

Meaning of Duty cycle & Duty cycle Definition