what is the usual power factor of a 32 Amp main switch ?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by HoopHoop, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. HoopHoop

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    the substation is kept in a normal room temperature 25-30 degrees (in India). I just wanna know what usually is the power factor. Maybe there are other parameters that u need to tell me the power factor but i just want to know what is usually the power factor? is it about 0.9??
     
  2. crutschow

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    You mean the power factor of typical residential loads?
     
  3. HoopHoop

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    not exactly residential. bigger than that. 3 phase 200 Amp main switch is the largest substation. maximum load is around 285 KW in the whole compound (mainly due to central ac).
     
  4. tcmtech

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    .5 - 1 depending on load.
     
  5. dl324

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    There is no "usual" power factor. Your power company can probably give you an idea because most will charge a premium if your power factor is significantly less than 1.
     
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