Got Brain Freeze....Need help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Mascha, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Mascha

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    From the following info can anyone tell me how to work this out:

    A balanced load draws a total power of 90 kw from a 400v three-phase system at unity power factor.
    The load is supplied from a 11kv to 400v step-down transformer which has a delta primary & star secondary.
    Calculate the line voltage, phase voltage, line current & phase current for both primary & secondary.

    Any assistance greatly appreciated. :)
  2. mik3

    Senior Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Calculate the line current drawn by the load by using this formula:


    IL= line current
    VL=line voltage
    pf=power factor

    Thus, you know the line current through the secondary of the transformer. Each secondary winding corresponds to a primary winding and they are related (voltage and current) by the turns ratio. You know the voltage and current on the secondary and thus you can calculate them on the primary by using the turns ratio.
  3. Skeebopstop

    Active Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    What about phase voltage and current? Would these just be the phasors, and given power factor of one, the same as the line voltage and currents?