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Understanding Crest Factor

Category: PMI Products, Power Quality, Analyzing Waveforms, Eagle

Understanding Crest Factor

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Read how to use crest factor to determine the compatibility of a load.


Crest Factor is an often neglected power compatibility measurement, but can be very important in certain applications. This whitepaper presents the definition of crest factor and the method for calculation. Some of the consequences of a high crest factor ratio will be discussed along with an example.


This Whitepaper Includes:

  • Crest Factor Defined
  • What Does Crest Factor Show Us?
  • Crest Factor Rating
  • Crest Factor vs. THD
  • Measuring Crest Factor (A Practical Example)

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