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Power Factor vs Displacement Power Factor: What's the Difference?

Category: PQ Theory, PQ Data Analysis

Power Factor vs Displacement Factor:
What's the Difference?

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Understand the differences between power factor and displacement factor and why harmonic investigation is necessary.


True power factor (PF) and displacement power factor (DPF) are commonly available on power analyzers and loggers.


At first glance (and in some situations), they appear to measure the same thing, but there is an important difference. A review of their definitions, and when to use each is presented here.


This Whitepaper Includes:

  • Displacement Power Factor
  • Power Factor
  • PF or DPF?

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