A/C circuits

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Fuzzy54, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Fuzzy54

    Thread Starter Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Hello all please help me with a small problem that I am having.

    I know that if you have an inductive load to correct the power factor you have to add a capacitive load in parallel. But what do you do if you have a capacitive load and you want to correct the power factor? Do you simply add an inductor in parallel or do you also need a resistor.

    Also does anyone have a good idea on how to measure the current for an A/C circuit that is a square wave and not a sine wave.
  2. bob/bergelectric

    New Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    you need to add resistance into the ckt.for your square wave form, you might try a power factor meter (?)