## Power Factor Calculator

**Power Factor Calculator: ** Power Factor (PF) is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is converted into useful work output. It is the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA) in a circuit. A high power factor indicates efficient utilization of electrical power, while a low power factor signifies inefficient use, leading to increased energy consumption and costs.

## How to Use the Power Factor Calculator

Select the phase type (Single phase or Three phase) from the dropdown. Fill in the required fields such as real power, current, voltage, frequency, and corrected power factor. Click the 'Calculate' button to see the power factor, apparent power, reactive power, and the required capacitance for power factor correction. Clear the fields using the 'Clear' button to start a new calculation.

## Results

Result | Value |
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Power Factor (PF) | |

Apparent Power (kVA) | |

Reactive Power (kVAR) | |

Correction Capacitor (µF) |

## Solution Steps

## Advantages and Disadvantages of Power Factor Calculator

**Advantages:**Accurate calculations, easy to use, helpful for engineers and technicians, time-saving.**Disadvantages:**Limited to predefined formulas, requires accurate input values for correct results, dependent on user understanding.

## Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question | Answer |
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What is Power Factor? | Power Factor is the ratio of real power to apparent power in a circuit. |

How does Power Factor affect energy consumption? | A low power factor increases energy consumption and costs due to inefficiencies in power use. |

What is reactive power? | Reactive power is the power that does not contribute to useful work but is necessary to maintain the voltage levels in the system. |

What is apparent power? | Apparent power is the product of the current and voltage in a circuit, representing the total power used. |

What is the purpose of power factor correction? | Power factor correction reduces the phase difference between voltage and current, improving energy efficiency. |

Why is frequency important in power factor calculation? | Frequency affects the reactance in the circuit, influencing the power factor and the required capacitance for correction. |

How do I select between single-phase and three-phase calculations? | Use the dropdown to choose between single-phase and three-phase, and the form will adjust to the selected phase type. |

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