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power factor

n
(Electronics) (in an electrical circuit) the ratio of the power dissipated to the product of the input volts times amps
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The load resistance has been changed in the steps of 100 ohms and the corresponding variations in power factor has been obtained.
They have been installing and maintaining Power Factor Correction technology since 1973, reducing energy bills and carbon output for thousands of industrial consumers.
AC variable-speed vector drives have a high power factor at all speeds, while DC drives have a power factor inversely proportional to the speed (see graph).
Optimising the power factor of a building's heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems can have a number of benefits for owners, especially as utility companies penalise buildings with poor power quality.
Power Factor (PF) is the ratio of active power (kW), and apparent power (kVA), which when calculated, provides the Power Factor, a parameter of 0 to 1.
Power factor adjustment over inductive alternating current (AC) circuits is a common application for
Power factor represents the ratio between the two and is a measure of a power network's efficiency.
This results in reduction of power loss during switching, achieving a power factor of 92 percent.
Its verdict on the device was: "No-one has ever explained how it would be possible to adjust the power factor of a remote appliance by plugging a unit into a socket on a nearby circuit.
A leading provider of turnkey MEP solutions in the region, Power Factor will execute the projects in association with Al Arif Contracting, who are the main contractors for all the three projects.
Starling October 1, the NYS Department of Public Service began requiring Con Edison to charge power factor penalties.
Automation technology group ABB will implement at Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) a power factor correction and power management solution at the latter's Jubail plant.
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