Duty factor (of a machine or apparatus)

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The ratio or percentage of the duration of working under load to the duration of the complete cycle of operations specified.

Note: The term " duty cycle " is sometimes used in Great Britain with this meaning, but this usage is deprecated.




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

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM