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Understanding Real, Reactive, and Apparent Power

Category: Power Quality

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Learn about PMI equipment available to test real, reactive and apparent power along with other power monitoring applications.


This white paper defines the differences between Real Power, Reactive Power, and Apparent Power in terms used by the power distribution industry.


Here the relationships between these different types of power are defined and the basic equations for each are given.


The power discussed in this paper is for alternating current (AC) not for direct current (DC), however, the basic definitions are the same.


In an AC system, the units of voltage and current used are in RMS.


In physics, power is defined as the amount of energy consumed or produced per unit of time...


This White Paper Includes:

  • Real Power
  • Reactive Power
  • Apparent Power

Download White Paper Here