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From: "Phil Allison"
Subject: Re: Convert VA to Watt
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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 08:20:05 +1100
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"Paul Burridge" wrote in message
> On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 16:40:00 +1100, "Phil Allison"
> opined thusly:
> > ** The amps may not be sinusoidal either and there may be no phase
> Isn't it therefore better to use the term "power factor"?
** A rose by any other name .......
IME no - the same association with sine waves is always there.
Text book writers wax lyrical about "VA" and "power factor" and
barely mention that the general definitons are NOT based on sine waves.
How many people think that a SMPS with in built PFC has just got
an extra cap somewhere ?
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