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# Questions tagged [reactive-power]

Reactive power (measured in vars) is present in a system containing reactive (inductive or capacitive) components and can be either produced or consumed by different load/generation elements. Though "imaginary", the reactive power has great physical significance and is essential to the operation of the electrical system as a whole.

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### reactive power in induction machine

I have understood that the capacitor banks are provided to compensate the inductive effect. Also that the average reactive power over a cycle is zero because the reactive power is fed back to the ...
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### Instantaneous and active power in an ideal switch powered by real source and squared wave

This is a somewhat theoretical question, but one that has some impact on power theory. The circuit in the figure is composed of a real DC source (with non-negligible internal resistance) and feeds a ...
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### What is the required VA rating of the transformer in this LTSpice power supply?

I have this circuit that I'm going to build, including the transformer. It is a simple power supply, with RC filters and one choke, I know all the voltages and currents. Because I will design, wind ...
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### How does energy dissipates in a purely reactive circuit?

Suppose in a home, power factor drops to zero. It means that the circuit becomes purely inductive. If the energy meter is connected at incoming power supply point,will the energy meter still keep on ...
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### Understanding equation for the quality factor of an RLC circuit?

In my textbook for a course on Circuit Analysis I came across an equation for the quality-factor of an RLC circuit. However, I don't quite understand their reasoning. The explanation that follows is a ...
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### Is there a mathematical proof that reactive power regulates voltage?

So after studying the power triangle and trying to conceptualize real power and reactive power, I seem to have come across a contradiction, at least in my own head. Most explanations disregard ...
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### Calculating reactive power on kVAr?

I think I understand how to answer this question but am missing how to do a certain part which stops me from getting their. For this question this is all I know how to do. cos-1(0.31) = 71.94° ...
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### What is the source of reactive power generated by the alternator?

We know an alternator or in general any source of energy does not generate energy but converts one type of energy into some other usable form. An electric generator produces both real and reactive ...
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### Why transformer is heating without load [closed]

I'm working as technician in computer store and I have a lot of scrap transformers . Most of them small and have 6-8 pins .I wonder, can I use them for my projects ? If I remember correctly these ...
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You have a 500kVA load with a power factor of 0.6 lag. You add an additional synchronous motor with an input of 80kW and max power factor of 0.8 leading. Determine the reactive power and the overall ...
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### How to model P, V variations in PV buses in a load flow problem?

I'm trying to use the DC power flow results as a base, and modify it to approximate AC power flow results more accurately. So far, I have been able to do that in a few simple test cases from Matpower, ...
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### Why does reactive power change when a secondary source is connected?

When load was varying very little, PV supply was turned ON. Inverters used can give power factor(PF) in the range of [-0.8, -1] and [0.8, 1.0] Table 1 shows power requirement when only grid was ...
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### Example of Electrical Apparatus that draw leading VARS and Electrical Apparatus that draw lagging VARS [closed]

I understand that an AC inductive circuit will draw lagging vars while a capacitive AC circuit will draw leading vars (ELI the ICE man), but what are some examples of real-life electrical apparatus ...
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### What is the direction of negative reactive power

In a R+1/(jwC) load (AC)voltage lags current with θ degrees. Reactive power Q is negative because sin(θ) is negative. My question is how can a capacitive load deliver power to the source wich is ...
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### Reactive vs Real Power in DC-DC Converters

I don't understand which form of power, reactive or real, should be dominant in a maximally efficient DC-DC boost converter. As the circuit charges the inductor, the current and voltage will be out ...
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### Reactive Power at Slack Bus

When computing the power flow solution, we find the (1) voltage angles at (a) load nodes and (b) non-slack generator nodes, and (2) voltage magnitudes at the (a) load nodes. We can then compute the ...
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### simulate a motor with resistor and inductor

I want to simulate a motor with a resistor and inductor. It means I want to connect a resistor and inductor to 1-phase or 3-phase instead of a motor. For achieving this goal I have to measure both ...
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### Active Energy, Reactive Energy or just Energy?

I understand the concepts of active power, reactive power and apparent power. I am not sure I am getting the complete concept about the respective energies. I am using an energy monitor to record ...
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### Static VAr Compensation

I have to design a 3 phase Reactive Power Compensation System with using only reactors, no capacitor is needed. Total capacity is 505kVAr, but 475kVAr will be done with contactors, rest (30kVAr) will ...
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### Determine the power dissipated in W in the 5 Ω resistor [closed]

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Excuse me for my really bad use of the schematic feature I just didn't know how to switch to the phasor domain. Anyway, I'm asked to ...
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### Parallel resonant induction heater

I implemented a parallel LC induction heater using theory. I made a simple square wave Inverter providing a frequency of 20kHz to the tuned LC circuit. The problem I'm facing is that my tank is not ...
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### When transformer rating is in kVA, why load is mentioned in WATTS?

The transformer rating is given in kVA, but the load connected is always considered in watts. Why? Eventhough, the load active power is represented in watts it has some reactive power, right? Is ...
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### How to compute active power with current

I'm working with an electric resistor (oven resistor) and I want to compute the active power with an embedded system. My idea is to use a current probe around the phase wire to acquire the current ...
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### Why reactive power is constant?

In a transformer let us assume a load is connected consuming certain active power; say 5000 W. Now if we put a different load of low power factor consuming same amount of active power, now here the ...
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### Tool for measuring Real and Reactive Power [closed]

I am currently doing a project where I need the Real power (P) and Reactive power(Q) measurement for a Refrigerator. I understand that if I can measure AC Voltage(V) and AC Current(A) for the ...
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### Reactive power overcompensation causing voltage increase at generator buses?

Consider the following system below, nine buses, 3 loads and 3 generators. From my understanding of reactive power, lagging power factors (per unit voltage less than 1) causes the reactive power to ...
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### Power reading in different places

Currently, I have a software which able to read voltage, current, active power, apparent power and reactive power from appliances which I assume the readings should be approximately same even though I ...
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### Determining V and I from limited data

I am the recipient of an incomplete set of data for several 120 volt, single phase, AC drive systems driving induction motors under various loads. The measurements were taken at the AC voltage source. ...
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### Power factor improvment c/k ratio

All power factor improvment controller has a setting c/k ratio. Their manual says it is the lowest step of capacitor bank. It controls switching threshold. But how what is its significance?
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### reactive power and battery drain(in inverter)

if the load of an inverter(using a battery) is a pure reactive load, will the battery be drained ( neglect the efficiency of DC/AC conversion)?
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### Does reactive power of induction motor vary with load?

I know that the power factor of an induction motor varies with load and is very low at no load and high at full load, but does the reactive power vary as well? If so, how much can it vary?
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### Voltage Control of PQ Bus

After running power flow solution using Newton Raphson, I have been trying to vary the voltage of a PQ bus by adjusting the reactive power at bus. If my desired voltage is higher than actual, then I ...
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### Correcting harmonics for power factor correction

Is it recommended to use LINE REACTORS to mitigate harmonic issues on a power distribution system if there are power factor capacitors installed?
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### Transmission line problem

I will first write the problem followed by the equations I'm given and then explain what troubles me. A 3-phase transmission line of 50 Hz and nominal voltage 400kV has the following per phase ...
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### Reactive power … consumption?

This question is from an exam to this year official university access tests (see here, in Catalan): In Catalan: Connectem en paral·lel una reactància capacitiva de 100 Ω i una reactància ...
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### alternator reactive power

I'm tying to calculate the change in reactive power of an alternator with the change in its real power input. P=EV/Xs sin(d) is the real power output of the generator. Q=EV/Xs cos(d) - V^2/Xs is the ...
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### Calculating the real and reactive power of a transmission line

I have a single machine connected to an infinite bus with the following parameters: Sending end power = 3.75MW RL=5.18 ohms XL=130 ohms VS (Generator bus)=161kV VR (Infinite bus)=161kV Sending end ...