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On a single-phase line one calculation the dephase between the tension and the current in order to determines the power-factor.

I seek has to know how to deduce the power-factor on a three-phase line. Does one have to measure dephasing on each line and then which operation must one forward there?

thanks!!!!!

# triphase mesure

Started by fred, Jan 09 2003 08:19 PM

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 08:19 PM

### #2

Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:11 PM

I am assuming that you are referring to the phase angle between the voltage and the current and are using a scope. If so, power factor measurement on a three phase line would be similar if there are no seperate, single phase loads involved.

### #3

Posted 12 January 2003 - 03:49 PM

If however the inductive load is unbalanced what must make

there is a mathematical operation used ?

or whatever!!!

there is a mathematical operation used ?

or whatever!!!

### #4

Posted 17 January 2003 - 07:33 PM

Hello fred

By definition, power factor is the ratio between KW and KVA. If you have sinusoidal current and voltage (no harmonics) then this equates to the cosine of the angle between the current and voltage so on a single phase system, you can measure this angle to get the power factor.

On a balanced three phase system, you can make this measurement on each phase and average the result. On an unbalanced system, you need to measure the total KW and divide this by the total KVA to get a meaningful result.

Best regards,

By definition, power factor is the ratio between KW and KVA. If you have sinusoidal current and voltage (no harmonics) then this equates to the cosine of the angle between the current and voltage so on a single phase system, you can measure this angle to get the power factor.

On a balanced three phase system, you can make this measurement on each phase and average the result. On an unbalanced system, you need to measure the total KW and divide this by the total KVA to get a meaningful result.

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