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Unbalanced Load

  1. Jan 12, 2012 #1
    In the context of power systems, what does it mean for a load to be unbalanced? Or for that matter, balanced?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 12, 2012 #2

    if we are talking about 3-phase transformer

    unbalanced system or load means that the amount of the load you connect for each phase is not equal and that will cause the nutral to be not zero.

    it also happens in the distribution transformer.
  4. Jan 14, 2012 #3
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