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5 amperes. Find: true power of the circuit. 15 watts Appendix B should be reviewed in order to gain a better understanding of the use of right triangles and trigonometric ratios for solving AC circuit problems. POWER RELATIONSHIPS IN THREE-PHASE AC CIRCUITS To illustrate the basic concepts of three-phase power systems, we will use the example of a three-phase AC generator. This type of generator will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 6. A simpliﬁed pictorial diagram of a three-phase generator is shown in Figure 2-20.

In an inductive circuit with AC applied, an opposition to current ﬂow is created by the inductance. This type of opposition is known as inductive reactance (XL), The inductive reactance of an AC circuit depends upon the inductance (L) of the circuit and the rate of change of current. The frequency of the applied AC establishes the rate of change of the current. 28, the mathematical expression for one sine wave of AC (0° to 360°), f is the frequency of the AC source in hertz, and L is the inductance of the circuit in henries.

When meters are used to measure power in an AC circuit, apparent power is the voltage reading multiplied by the current reading. The actual power that is converted into another form of energy by the circuit is Power System Fundamentals 49 measured with a wattmeter. This actual power is referred to as true power. Ordinarily, it is desirable to know the ratio of true power converted in a circuit into apparent power. This ratio is called the power factor and is expressed as: P pf = —— VA or P %pf = —— × 100 VA where: pf is the power factor of the circuit, P is the true power in watts, and VA is the apparent power in volt-amperes.