calculating theta, P and Papp

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by paul_alan, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. paul_alan

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    I'm having some trouble with some formulas, maybe someone could help me...A pure capacitance load draws 6A from an 80V source. Determine the power, apparent power and theta. I'm confused as to which value goes on the x-axis and which goes on the y-axis. I want to say current is the x because it's a constant in a series circuit, but i see some phasors are drawn differently. any help is greatly appeciated.
  2. bountyhunter

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Belongs in the homework section.