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how does power factor impact heat output?

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#1 chrismooney


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Posted 11 April 2006 - 03:10 PM

i have a very basic knowledge of this but if I have two seperate 1000W power supplys, one with a power factor of 1.0 and the other with .97, is it possible for both of their heat output 1000W (3413 BTU)?

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:44 PM

Hello chrismooney

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The variation in power factor should not affect the KW output of the supplies. It will alter the upstream losses in the electrical power distribution system only.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 03:53 AM

You can try to find following parameters of your device:

Maximum power dissipation idling 3 W
Power loss nominal load max. 44 W

It was found for PHOENIX power supply 24V/20A

These parameters show "heat output".

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