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My system requires the temperature to be deviated from the baseline for X seconds in order to become activated. Could I say that X:

Specifies the number of seconds for which the temperature has to be deviated from the baseline for the activation of the system.

I am not sure whether it is correct as it is or some perfect tense should be used.

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It makes sense, but is a bit more complicated that necessary. I suggest changing the passive voice to active, both for clarity & brevity.

My system requires the temperature to deviate from the baseline for X seconds in order to activate.

Or

For my system to activate, the temperature must deviate from the baseline for X seconds.

Or

The system activates once the temperature deviates from the baseline for X seconds.

For the 2nd sentence:

"X" specifies the number of seconds for which the temperature has to deviate from the baseline in order to activate the system.

Shorter passive alternatives:

Once the temperature deviates from the baseline for X seconds or more the system is activated.

Or

The system is activated once the temperature deviates from the baseline for X seconds.

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