power factor

noun the ratio of the actual power dissipated by a circuit to the product of the rms values of current and voltage.

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  • Power factor — For other uses, see Power factor (pistol). The power factor of an AC electric power system is defined as the ratio of the real power flowing to the load over the apparent power in the circuit,[1][2] and is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1… …   Wikipedia

  • power factor — noun The ratio of the actual power to the apparent power in an alternating current power system; specifically, the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current. The power factor is of interest because it is a measure of the power …   Wiktionary

  • power factor — galios koeficientas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. power factor vok. Leistungsfaktor, m rus. коэффициент мощности, m pranc. facteur de puissance, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • power factor — galios faktorius statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, lygus aktyviosios ir pilnutinės galios dalmeniui. atitikmenys: angl. power factor vok. Leistungsfaktor, m; Wirkfaktor, m rus. коэффициент мощности, m pranc.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • power factor — galios faktorius statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, skaitine verte lygus kintamosios elektros srovės elektros energijos imtuvo aktyviosios galios ir pilnutinės galios dalmeniui. atitikmenys: angl. power factor vok …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • power factor — galios faktorius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. power factor vok. Leistungsfaktor, m; Wirkfaktor, m rus. фактор мощности, m pranc. facteur de puissance, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Power Factor — (PF)   The ratio of actual power being used in a circuit, expressed in watts or kilowatts, to the power that is apparently being drawn from a power source, expressed in volt amperes or kilovolt amperes …   Energy terms

  • Power factor —   The ratio of real power (kilowatt) to apparent power kilovolt ampere for any given load and time.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary   ***   The ratio of the average power and the apparent volt amperes.… …   Energy terms

  • power factor — ratio of the average power divided by the apparent power in an alternating current circuit (Electricity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • power factor — noun : the ratio of the mean actual power in an alternating current circuit measured in watts to the apparent power measured in volt amperes, being equal to the cosine of the phase difference between electromotive force and current …   Useful english dictionary

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