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reserve capacity

noun, Automotive.
1.
the capacity of a battery, measured in minutes, to keep a vehicle operating if the charging system fails.
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  • If one or more fail, reserve capacity in other dams could make up for losses and maintenance.
  • However, studies have shown that exercise and training can improve the reserve capacity of the lungs.
  • In the summer, levels are regulated to provide reserve capacity sufficient to contain moderate runoff.
  • Connecting these communities is not proposed at this time, but the provision of the reserve capacity will keep such options open.
  • The region has generally adequate water supplies, with a large number of small dams, but limited total reserve capacity.
  • To avoid these problems, all grid operators are required to make sure that a sufficient amount of reserve capacity is available.
  • reserve capacity measures will support resilience metrics for system damage.

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