Reactive And True Power

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by JAY B, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. JAY B

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    Jan 15, 2008
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    Will improving the power factor of an electric motor with capacitors reduce kw consumtion?
    If so will the is result in a $ savings to the user?
     
  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
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    No.

    If you search through older threads, you'll find lengthy discussion of why not.
     
  3. recca02

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    Apr 2, 2007
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    it certainly wont save KW,
    and u shud not bother about KVA.
     
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