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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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Power factors are largely ignored in the residential electricity market where utilities in the absence of smart meters do not measure and bill for power factors under the ideal 1.
3DFS[TM] estimates that "the typical home operates at a power factor worse than 0.
The initial change affects accounts consuming at least 1 MW of demand with power factors below 95%.
Various power factors were modeled, from 60% to 90%.
The IR2167 enables ballast designs with power factors of 0.
has introduced a single-chip fluorescent lamp ballast device with an active, critical conduction mode, boost-type power factor correction (PFC) method.
A-C inverters are said to maintain high power factors of about 0.
Table 1 rates these power factors to arrive at overall wheel efficiencies for commonly used wheels.
The design tool simplifies active PFC development so that designers can replace old, passive solutions with poor power factors and low efficiency with modern, more efficient solutions.
With its ability to perform power factor correction to loads with power factors as low as 0.
Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), a leading independent power company, today announced it has acquired the PowerSuite software technology from Power Factors, Inc.
International Rectifier, IR(r), (NYSE:IRF) introduces a single-chip fluorescent lamp ballast device with an active, critical conduction mode, boost-type power factor correction (PFC) method.