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Meaning of "power factor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POWER FACTOR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POWER FACTOR

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Power factor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POWER FACTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Power factor

In electrical engineering, the power factor of an AC electrical power system is defined as the ratio of the real power flowing to the load, to the apparent power in the circuit, and is a dimensionless number between -1 and 1. Real power is the capacity of the circuit for performing work in a particular time. Apparent power is the product of the current and voltage of the circuit. Due to energy stored in the load and returned to the source, or due to a non-linear load that distorts the wave shape of the current drawn from the source, the apparent power will be greater than the real power. A negative power factor occurs when the device which is normally the load generates power which then flows back towards the device which is normally considered the generator. In an electric power system, a load with a low power factor draws more current than a load with a high power factor for the same amount of useful power transferred. The higher currents increase the energy lost in the distribution system, and require larger wires and other equipment.

Definition of power factor in the English dictionary

The definition of power factor in the dictionary is the ratio of the power dissipated to the product of the input volts times amps.

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Synonyms and antonyms of power factor in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «power factor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POWER FACTOR

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The translations of power factor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «power factor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

功率因数
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

factor de potencia
570 millions of speakers

English

power factor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बिजली का पहलू
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

معامل القدرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коэффициент мощности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fator de potência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাওয়ার ফ্যাক্টর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

facteur de puissance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Faktor kuasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leistungsfaktor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

力率
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

역률
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Faktor daya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hệ số công suất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திறன் காரணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉवर फॅक्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

güç faktörü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fattore di potenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

współczynnik mocy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коефіцієнт потужності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

factor de putere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συντελεστής ισχύος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

arbeidsfaktor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

effektfaktor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

maktfaktor
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about power factor

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POWER FACTOR»

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Power Factor Training: A Scientific Approach to Building ...
Two bodybuilding experts present a new program for building maximum muscle, emphasizing heavy overloading of the musculature and long rest periods between workouts and outlining a concise workout schedule that will benefit any level ...
Peter Sisco, 1997
2
Power Factor Training Logbook
Now, at last, here is the logbook specifically designed for all types of Power Factor Training.
Peter Sisco, John R. Little, 2000
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Power Factor Correction; Explaining the Meaning and ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
Albert Edmund Clayton, 2012
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Electrical Craft Principles
Although the power factor of a motor varies with load, it is usually higher at full load than at lower loadings. Full-load power factor can be safely used to calculate the current rating of cables, since the rise in current owing to reducing power ...
John Frederic Whitfield, 1995
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Power Systems Analysis and Design
(b) Find the power factor and specify whether it is lagging or leading. (c) Calculate the reactive power supplied by capacitors in parallel with the load that correct the power factor to 0.9 lagging. 2.20 A circuit consists of two impedances, Z1 1⁄4 ...
J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla Sarma, Thomas Overbye, 2007
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Next Generation Power Factor Correction (PFC) Based on ...
The PFC stage, a key component of distributed power systems presents in the front end of AC/DC converters, is an excellent target for increasing the power density and efficiency of the power supply, as it contains several large passive ...
Xiaojun Xu, 2009
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Power Factor Specialization: Shoulders & Back
This guide helps bodybuilders and strength athletes isolate exercises to focus on developing powerful shoulders and a strong, defined back. 200 photos.
Peter Sisco, John Little, 1999
8
Electric Power Transmission and Distribution
For a given load P, with voltage VL and power factor cos0, the load current is given by V3FL cos0 From the above expression for a given load it is clear that, if the power factor is low, the load current will be higher. This leads to the following  ...
S. Sivanagaraju, 2008
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Electrical Wiring Industrial: Based on the 2005 National ...
The power factor is determined by the cosine of the angle between the voltage and the current. ln Figure 10-1 . the power factor is 0.643; this value is the cosine of 50°. Note that the angle between the resistance and the impedance in the ...
Robert L. Smith, Stephen L. Herman, 2004
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The Industrial Electronics Handbook
Because active power (or average power, or real power) is proportional to the cosine of the power factor angle, the reactive power was defined as somewhat of an opposite phenomenon, namely proportional to the sine of the power factor ...
J. David Irwin, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POWER FACTOR»

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Borets introduces PMM-PCP technology to North America
... which makes the motor 40% shorter and lighter, greatly improved electrical efficiency (18%) and a very flat power factor over a varying load. «WorldOil, Jul 15»
2
48V200A DC regulated power supply - Shenzhen Anzhong Power Co.
The power supply achieved three-phase active Power Factor Correction(PFC),PF≥0.9,the true sense of the high PF product. The voltage and ... «Optics.org, Jul 15»
3
What Next After Tsipras Dashed Schäuble's Hopes For Grexit?
This enforced modesty has proved good for Europe, but above all for Germany. A country that is too big not to be a power factor but too small to ... «Social Europe, Jul 15»
4
How to Define 'Clean Power' Systems
The next benefit to this approach allows us to add “Power Factor” correction to the system. All motors are inductive loads; the efficiency of the ... «CEPro, Jul 15»
5
Farnell element14 - Compact and highly-efficient AC-DC driver LED …
The ON Semiconductor NCL30030 PWM controller is now available from Farnell element14. The device integrates power factor correction ... «Electropages, Jul 15»
6
Decoding and befriending the Dragon
... but former foreign secretary Shyam Saran feels, “Any amount of historical commonalities or civilisational ties cannot trump the power factor. «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
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Students claim top prize in Michigan
Extra efforts by the team included a design known as the power factor correction universal input, which allows for universal application of the ... «Taipei Times, Jul 15»
8
Active harmonic filtering
The power factor correction of the active filters reduces utility billing while load support and balancing improves process quality. With digital communications via ... «Plant Engineering, Jul 15»
9
Qld: The hierarchy of choices in energy management
Power factor correction is another quick payback. He said “it's something of a dark art”, and pays for itself within six to 18 months, with faster ... «The Fifth Estate, Jul 15»
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Using modular digitisers for power measurements
As the reactive component increases, the power factor decreases. Measuring line voltage. Figure 8: Computation of total power using a tow ... «Eetasia.com, Jul 15»

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