Commutated-capacitor tachometer

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5-4-150

A rotary switch which alternately charges a fixed capacitor from a constant d.c. voltage source and discharges it through a fixed resistor. The average current through the resistor is proportional to the speed of rotation of the switch.

Reference: B.S.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

Centre of buoyancy

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