discontinuous servo

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A closed-loop control system in which the control actions of the effector are not continuously related to the state of the system being controlled. A simple home thermostat controlling room temperature is an example of a discontinuous servo: the room temperature continuously fluctuates, but the heater (which acts as the effector) does not behave in the same way, it is either on or off with no one-to-one relationship between the changes in room temperature and the state of the heater. Compare continuous servo.

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