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#2199 - 06/27/01 07:31 AM power factor
frank Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
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Loc: windsor ontario canada
if u have a 100va load and a 50kvar capasitor
brings it to unity powerfactor.what was the power factor before correction.i used w/va and got 86%.could someone check this answer and explain exactly how they got it because
i think my calaulation is flawed. thanks

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#2200 - 06/27/01 08:40 AM Re: power factor
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Sorry I have no formule handy, but, page 4.165 of "The American Electricians Handbook" has a chart that, if I am using it correctly, shows that your uncorrected P.F. is indeed around 86%(actually,the chart indicates 88%).
BTW,
how did you get your wattage to divide by VA?

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