Power Factor?

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by killer00, May 6, 2010.

  1. killer00

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 6, 2010
    What is the formula for Power Factor in Capacitors?
    Say the theres only a power sourse at 30V 50KHz and three capacitors and three resistors.

    Is the equation PF= VsI or PF=cosθ?
  2. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    You need to provide more specific information than the somewhat vague circuit description you mentioned.

    In general the current phase angle in a simple RC circuit leads the supply voltage phase angle by a certain calculated angle, θ. The load power factor will be cos(θ).

    Post your circuit and you will hopefully get a more detailed response - if that's your requirement.