Low power factor is mainly due to the inductive loads. In industries, mostly inductive loads are used like induction motors, lamps etc.for various purposes. These inductive loads take lagging current and hence results in low power factor. Low power factor has many disadvantages. Therefore, power...

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June 6, 2018 admin
Power System
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Effect of Poor Power Factor: The major effect of poor power factor is higher value of line current. We know that power factor (pf) is an important parameter for calculation of power in an AC circuit. For a given power and voltage, the current flowing...

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May 17, 2018 admin
AC Circuit
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Power factor is an important parameter for the calculation of active and reactive power in electrical circuit. It has significance only for AC circuit. For DC circuit, it is not considered for power calculation.Its value is unity for DC circuit and may vary in between...

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May 15, 2018 admin
AC Circuit
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Induction Motor when started at no load has very poor power factor in the range of 0.1 to 0.3. For understanding the effect of loading on the power factor of Induction Motor, we will consider three components of current flowing in an Induction Motor namely...

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September 3, 2016 admin
Electrical Machines
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