Power Factor Measurement

Authored by: Michael Z. Lowenstein

Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439848913
eBook ISBN: 9781439848937
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b15664-26

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Abstract

Electricity can be thought of as a means of delivering power from one place to another to do work. The laws and relationships for delivering power were originally developed for direct current (dc). Power delivered, expressed in watts, was calculated by multiplying the voltage and current as shown in Equation 23.1: 23.1 Pdc=EI

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