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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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21 November 2016 - California-based energy assets software provider Power Factors, LLC has acquired Canada-based intelligent operational management software solutions provider Ekhosoft Inc.
an independent service supplier in the North American solar, electric vehicle and battery energy storage industries, confirmed that it has purchased Power Factors (San Leandro, CA).
The reality is that most lighting, except incandescent and halogen, has power factors below 1.
This relationship indicates that more current is required to provide the same amount of real power for lower power factors.
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.
The initial change affects accounts consuming at least 1 MW of demand with power factors below 95%.
Our house has an electronic meter, and I do not know whether it takes power factors into account.
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The IR2167 enables ballast designs with power factors of 0.
Now, after several years of work, 15 members of the President's Council of IPSC have come up with a whole new lineup of categories and power factors.
One significant difference between ferroresonant and SCR chargers is in the area of power factors.