short-time rating

short-time rating

[′shȯrt ¦tīm ′rād·iŋ]
(electricity)
A rating defining the load that a machine, apparatus, or device can carry for a specified short time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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