Balanced 3-phase circuit

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  1. hitmen

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    Sep 21, 2008
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    Q1) The question is about a 440-V balanced 3-phase Y-connected circuit.
    May I ask is the 440V phase voltage or line-to-line voltage and why?

    Q2) I know the equation Iline = Vphase / (Zline + Zload)
    Why is the voltage in phase but the current is line to line?:confused:
     
  2. JDT

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    Q1 In a balanced 3-phase circuit the voltage is line to line. The centre of the Y (or star) is not connected. (sometimes it is connected to earth)

    Q2 Don't forget that the currents in each of the 3 loads are 120deg phase difference. The current in each line is the phasor resultant of the current in two loads.

    Hope this makes sense!
     
  3. hitmen

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    Sep 21, 2008
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    Hi JDT thanks for the help

    Regarding A what happens if the structure is delta shape instead?

    I dont understand b. Dont 120+120 degrees = 240 degrees?
     
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