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Homework Help: Single-phase motor; Power factor

  1. May 15, 2006 #1
    a single phase motor draws a current of 12A at a power factor of 60%. calculate the in-phase and quadrature components of current Ip and Iq wih respect to the line voltage.

    i have problem understanding the question.
    is what i need to find is just the Ip (7.2A) and Iq (9.6A)

    that's all?
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  3. May 16, 2006 #2


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    Sounds right. But for those of us who don't work with power factor much, could you please define how the % power factor is defined? And then how you got the 7.2 and 9.6A numbers? Thanks.
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