Power Factor

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by ShadowReaper, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. ShadowReaper

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    Feb 1, 2009
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    Hello,

    When a generator consumes reactive power the power factor is lagging or leading?

    Also when a load (motor,capacitor etc) generates reactive power what is the power factor?

    Thank you
     
  2. WBahn

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    Mar 31, 2012
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    I don't know that the question makes sense.

    What does it mean to "generate reactive power"? The notion of reactive power is power (or energy, really) that is shuttled back and forth between components and so on part of the cycle each component is delivering power and on another part it is consuming it.
     
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