Glossary of terms

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A duty cycle is how many times the joystick is cycled per minute or per hour. This formula is used to determine the expected product life. A device that operates 100 times an hour is more likely to reach a high number of total cycles than one that cycles 1000 times per hour. If a joystick is rated for 20 million operations it is always recommended to qualify at what duty cycle was the rating derived.