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Hi,

 

What is PWM? What do the letters stand for? What is it meant to do?

 

What is PWN? What do the letters stand for? What is it meant to do?

 

Sorry for ignorance. Also sorry that a search has not been very revealing.

 

Many thanks

 

roystont5038

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Hi,

 

What is PWM? What do the letters stand for? What is it meant to do?

 

What is PWN? What do the letters stand for? What is it meant to do?

 

Sorry for ignorance. Also sorry that a search has not been very revealing.

 

Many thanks

 

roystont5038

PWN is another way of saying "OWN", and is used in a lot of FPSs. I believe that PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation, but I'm not 100% sure.

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Think of Pulse Width Modulation like this very simple example.

 

You have a five gallon bucket that needs to be filled with water. The only source of water is a fire hose. The valve can only be fully opened or fully closed. To fill the bucket without blasting into the next town, you cycle the valve open for just a brief period many times in a row until the bucket is full. This gives you finer control over the amount of water delivered to the nozzle.

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Think of Pulse Width Modulation like this very simple example.

 

You have a five gallon bucket that needs to be filled with water. The only source of water is a fire hose. The valve can only be fully opened or fully closed. To fill the bucket without blasting into the next town, you cycle the valve open for just a brief period many times in a row until the bucket is full. This gives you finer control over the amount of water delivered to the nozzle.

I was just about to post this exact same thing. :nod:

 

EDIT: It gives fine control over the voltage output, instead of being all or nothing. ;)

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