What is power factor? In this video we learn all about power factor starting at the basics. We cover, what is power factor, what is good and bad power factor, how to fix bad power factor, what is leading power factor, what is lagging power factor, how capacitors, inductors and resistors affect circuits as well as how to calculate the power factor correction.

The power factor of an electrical load is the ratio between the apparent power (kVA) and the actual power (kW) consumed.

How is power factor corrected?

Capacitors consume no electrical energy yet store electrical energy to regenate into the network. installation of capacitor banks may correct the power factor almost to unity thereby reducing the energy demand to the network.

This electronics video tutorial provides a basic introduction into power factor. The power factor is the ratio of the true power to the apparent power. It's also equal to the resistance divided by the impedance. The reactive power can be calculated using the power triangle and the pythagorean theorem or you can calculate it using the capacitive / inductive reactance and the rms current flowing in the circuit.

What is power factor? In this video we learn all about power factor starting at the basics. We cover, what is power factor, what is good and bad power factor, how to fix bad power factor, what is leading power factor, what is lagging power factor, how capacitors, inductors and resistors affect circuits as well as how to calculate the power factor correction.

The power factor of an electrical load is the ratio between the apparent power (kVA) and the actual power (kW) consumed.

How is power factor corrected?

Capacitors consume no electrical energy yet store electrical energy to regenate into the network. installation of capacitor banks may correct the power factor almost to unity thereby reducing the energy demand to the network.

This electronics video tutorial provides a basic introduction into power factor. The power factor is the ratio of the true power to the apparent power. It's also equal to the resistance divided by the impedance. The reactive power can be calculated using the power triangle and the pythagorean theorem or you can calculate it using the capacitive / inductive reactance and the rms current flowing in the circuit.

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