Lagging or Leading Power Factor

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by ha4nguyen, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. ha4nguyen

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    Mar 6, 2008
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    Hi,

    I don't know how to determine whether the Power Factor is leading or Lagging. Please help:confused:
     
  2. S_lannan

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    Jun 20, 2007
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    do you understand inductive and capacitive loads and how they lead and lag in voltage/current
     
  3. S_lannan

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  4. thingmaker3

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    The mnemonic we were taught was "ELI the ICE man." ELI - current lags voltage with inductive load. ICE - current leads voltage with capacitive load.
     
  5. ha4nguyen

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    Mar 6, 2008
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    Thanks. I've got it now.
     
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