Wattmeter reading vs capacitance

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by engineeringcircuits091671, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. engineeringcircuits091671

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    Dec 7, 2010
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    Hi,
    Iam looking to know what happens to a wattmeter reading as the capacitance is increased
    (does it increase?)

    Thanks
     
  2. tshuck

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    Oct 18, 2012
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    No. Capacitance only affects reactive power, as such, the wattmeter only measure real power, so the reading will remain the same...
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
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