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peak load

the maximum load on an electrical power-supply system
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peak load

[′pēk ‚lōd]
(electricity)
The maximum instantaneous load or the maximum average load over a designated interval of time. Also known as peak power.
(engineering)
The maximum quantity of a specified material to be carried by a conveyor per minute in a specified period of time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

peak load

The maximum load carried by a device, system, or structure over a designated time period.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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