# How does a capacitor improve power factor?

How does a capacitor improve power factor?

Every circuit are usually more inductive than capacitive.it means that the current lags by voltage at small angle.hence we have to compensate this situation so we use Capacitor then this lag is compensate by leading current angle.total power =VI cos(phase angle)

Phase angle becomes low and the value of cos(phase angle) is increase and hence power also max.

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How can we improve power factor using synchronous motor?

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Answer :  Capacitors generate reactive power instead of that drawn from source which is required by inductive loads.so it reduce the reactive current which is drawn from source to be drawn from capacitor.This control in Electric bills cost.

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Answer : In a distribution system, in order to improve power factor, the synchronous capacitors are installed at the receiving end.

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Answer : Yes, synchronous condenser can improve power factor.

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Power factor of an inductive circuit is usually improved by connecting capacitor to it in?

Answer : Power factor of an inductive circuit is usually improved by connecting capacitor to it in parallel.

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What is the value of capacitance required to improve power factor from 0.7 to 0.9. Given that:

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Vrms of the source = 120

Frequency = 50 Hz

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Answer : The synchronous motor which works on leading power factor and does not drive any mechanical load is called synchronous condenser.

Description : Briefly explain how the power factor of an inductive circuit can be improved.

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Description : How do you measure power factor?

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Answer : The benefit of power factor correction in a power system is lower power consumption

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The power factor angle and torque angle of a salient pole synchronous generator drawing a current of 1.0 pu from a lagging load are 45o and 15o, respectively. The direct axis and quadrature axis currents, respectively, are

(A) 0.5 pu, 0.866 pu (B) 0.866 pu, 0.5 pu

(C) 0.707 pu, 0.707 pu (D) 0.5 pu, 0.5 pu

Answer : The power factor angle and torque angle of a salient pole synchronous generator drawing a current of 1.0 pu from a lagging load are 45o and 15o, respectively. The direct axis and quadrature axis currents, respectively, are 0.866 pu, 0.5 pu

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Answer : The power factor of a D.C. circuit is always unity.

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Answer : The ratio of active power to apparent power is known as power factor.

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The input of an A.C. circuit having power factor of 0.8 lagging is 40 kVA The power drawn by the circuit is?

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Power factor of electric bulb is?

Answer : Power factor of electric bulb is unity.

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Answer : since a rlc circuit at resonance behaves like a pure resistive circuit, i.e there is no phase difference between current and voltage, hence the power factor is unity.

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Answer : Power factor of the system is kept high to reduce line losses, to maximise the utilization of the capacities of generators, lines and transformers, to reduce voltage regulation of the line.

Description : Capacitors for power factor correction are rated in?

Answer : Capacitors for power factor correction are rated in kVAR.

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Answer : Poor power factor reduces load handling capability of electrical system, results in more power losses in the electrical system, overloads alternators, transformers and distribution lines, results in more voltage drop in the line.

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Power factor of an electrical circuit is equal to?

Answer : Power factor of an electrical circuit is equal to R/Z, cosine of phase angle difference between current and voltage, kW/kVA.

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Answer : The power factor of a single phase load can be calculated if the instruments available are three ammeters or three voltmeters.

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Answer : In a dynamometer 3-phase power factor meter, the planes of the two moving coils are at 120°.

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Answer : In a single phase power factor meter the phase difference between the currents in the two pressure coils is exactly 90°.

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Answer : The two pressure coils of a single phase power factor meter have the same dimensions and the same number of turns.

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Answer : A power factor meter has one current circuit and two pressure circuits.

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Answer : In a low power factor wattmeter the compensating coil is connected in series with pressure coil.

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Answer : In a low power factor wattmeter the pressure coil is connected to the load side of the current coil.

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Answer : The power factor of a single-phase induction motor is usually lagging.

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A synchronous motor has better power factor as compared to that of an equivalent induction motor. This is mainly because?

Answer : A synchronous motor has better power factor as compared to that of an equivalent induction motor. This is mainly because stator supply is not required to produce magnetic field.

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Answer : For power factor correction, synchronous motors operate at no-load and greatly over-excited fields.

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Answer : An induction motor has relatively high power factor at near full load.

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Answer : The primary reason for low power factor is supply system is due to installation of induction motors.

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Answer : For high value of diversity factor, a power station of given installed capacity will be in a position to supply more number of consumers.

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Answer : Power plant having maximum demand more than the installed rated capacity will have utilisation factor more than unity.

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