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Homework Help: Electricity True, Apparent and Reactive power

  1. Sep 5, 2011 #1
    Electricity "True, Apparent and Reactive power"

    This is the problem: "The power factor of a load on 120 volt, 60Hz source is raised from 0.707 to 0.866 power factor lagging by connecting a 53 micro-farad capacitor across the load. How can i solve for the "true" power?"

    i know that power factor is the impedance angle which is the ratio of true-power and the apparent power or the resistance over the impedance.

    i solved for the capacitive reactance which is 50 ohms that is connected across the load but i don't know how to get to the total impedance of the circuit.
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  3. Sep 5, 2011 #2


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    welcome to pf!

    hi axegoufudo! welcome to pf! :wink:
    show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
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