GENERAL ORDERING INFORMATION:
Specify Meter Color & Digit Size, Meter Power and a Signal Conditioner from the list below. Specify Analog Output, Setpoint Output and Digital Interface if needed. These meters are shipped with a standard configuration and range shown below for each signal conditioner and output option type. All information for making changes is covered in the supplied Owners Manual. For other scalings or configurations, add the SC (Special Configuration) option.
Duty cycle is a measure of ON or OFF period as a percentage of total period. Duty cycle is determined by averaging an integral number of periods over a gate time which is selectable from 10 ms to 199.99 s. The same signal is applied to Channels A and B. The meter divides the average pulse width by the period between pulses and expresses this ratio in percent. A resolution of 1%, 0.1% or 0.01% is selectable. By selecting leading or falling pulse edges, the ON or OFF duty cycle can be displayed.
Duty cycle measurement is used to monitor modulated proportional control systems and pulse-modulated systems, such as radar, lasers or packet radio. For long periods, duty cycle can be measured by using the A and B channels of the Micro dual-channel counter to totalize AC line cycles and having the counter display the ratio of the two totals scaled to percent.
The Micro duty cycle meter uses the FR dual-channel signal conditioner board and Extended counter main board.