Encyclopedia > Effective power

  Article Content

Effective power

Effective power: In alternating-current power transmission and distribution, the product of the rms voltage and amperage, i.e., the apparent power, multiplied by the power factor, i.e., the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current.

Note: Only effective power, i.e., the actual power delivered to or consumed by the load, is expressed in watts. Apparent power is properly expressed only in volt-amperes, never watts. Synonym true power.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Henry Cabot Lodge

... the League's procedures and peacekeeping functions. See also: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. - grandson of Henry Cabot Lodge Reference Library of Congress: "Today in ...