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08:54 Jan 9, 2010
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation
Additional field(s): Electronics / Elect Eng
English term or phrase: flicker
Definition from NEMA Surge Protection Institute:
Slow variations in voltage that cause the light intensity in a fluorescent light to vary and give the impression of unsteadiness of visual perception.

Example sentence(s):
  • Flicker is a difficult problem to quantify and to solve. The untimely combination of the following factors is required for flicker to be a problem: 1) some deviation in voltage supplying lighting circuits and 2) a person being present to view the possible change in light intensity due to the voltage deviation. The human factor significantly complicates the issue and for this reason flicker has historically been deemed "a problem of perception." grouper.ieee.org
  • Voltage flicker tracking is essential for electric power quality analysis. The instantaneous voltage flicker magnitude, frequency and phase are estimated using Kalman filtering technique. Acta Press
  • This flicker is objectionable only when the magnitude and frequency of occurrence of the voltage drop exceed certain thresholds. cipco.apogee.net
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Definition from Thefreedictionary.com and Wikipedia:
Et visuelt fenomen, ofte sett i tv-skjermbilder, produsert av periodiske variasjoner i lysstyrke med en frekvens lav nok til å kunne oppfattes av hjernen med øynene.

Example sentence(s):
  • "I installasjoner hvor man setter inn en dimmebar sparepære – kan man oppleve flimmer på noen innstillinger." - Dinside.no  
  • "Dataskjermen skal vise et stort sett statisk bilde med finest mulige detaljer, ha korrekt og stabil fargegjengivelse og format og være uten flimmer." - Videologi - av Finn Jacobsen  
  • "...og for en bilderørs dataskjerm vil bildefrekvensen være mye høyere enn det øyet kan oppfatte som flimmer, vanligvis flere enn 50 bilder per sekund..." - Videologi - av Finn Jacobsen  

See "Persistence of Vision" on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persistence_of_vision for further information on the phenomenon that causes our brains to register flimmer, previously thought to be persistence of vision (which is actually a myth based on the misconception that human perception of motion is eye-centered when in actuality it is brain-centered.
Erik Matson
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