tripped breaker

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by pilotnmech, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Erin G.

    Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Absolutely true. Perhaps I got a bit carried away trying to over simplify. The actual formula for is:

    Xl = 2(pi)fL

    XL is inductive reactance
    f is frequency
    L is inductance

    Assuming f is a constant (60Hz), the only variable would be L, which would be dependant on the design of the motor, ie

    I only looked up counter EMF, and answered off the cuff with reactance, using only memory of class materials obtained in '89. Bad idea, especially considering how closely related these two theories are.

    My appologies.
  2. bob/bergelectric

    New Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    Windozekilla is right; also remember the distance of receptacle from panelboard adds even more Vdrop.