I'm trying to understand how much heat is generated when a given amount of electric power is drawn. And from what I understand, it's pretty much 1 to 1 isn't it?
Example: If I have a 1 HP motor running at 50% load and so pulling about 0.5HP, then isn't the amount of heat coming from the coils equivalent to 0.5HP of heat?
I draw this conclusion based largely on the fact that the only real power used in the motor is supposed to be resistive power. The reactive part produces no heat, nor does it do any mechanical work. Well if I had an Ohmic resistor allowing 1KW of power to flow, then I'm essentially generating 1KW worth of heat aren't I? Granted, not all of the heat is dissipated in the resistor itself. Some of it is dissipated in the various transmission lines and components delivering the power.
Is my understanding correct?