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Electrical Energy calculation

  1. Nov 23, 2007 #1
    How do I calculate the consumption of energy for an apparatus with these characteristics: 230V / 50Hz / 1Ph ?
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2007 #2

    russ_watters

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    You can't. That's just the type of electricity it requires, not the quantity. You need the amperage, which you then multiply by the voltage.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2007 #3

    rbj

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    better toss in power factor as well as time as factors if you want energy consumed.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2007 #4
    i know that i need the amperage...i thought there's another way to calculate the energy. thanks anyway ;)
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2007 #6

    LURCH

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    What is the Ouptu work to be done? You can work backawrd from that.
     
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