Power factor calculator

Power factor calculator. Calaulate power factor, apparent power, reactive power and correction capacitor's capacitance.

  1. Select phase number.
  2. Enter real power in kilowatts (kW).
  3. Enter phase current in amps (A).
  4. For three phase, select voltage type.
  5. Enter voltage in volts (V).
  6. Enter AC frequency in Hertz (Hz) - needed only for capacitance calculation.
  7. Press the calculate button to get the power factor.
Select phase #:  
Enter real power in kilowatts: kW
Enter current in amps: A
Enter voltage in volts: V
Enter frequency in hertz: Hz
   
Power factor result:  
Apparent power: kVA
Reactive power: kVAR
Correction capacitor: μF

The power factor correction capacitor should be connected in parallel to each phase load.

Single phase circuit calculation

Power factor calculation:

PF = |cos φ| = 1000 × P(kW) / (V(V) × I(A))

Apparent power calculation:

|S(kVA)| = V(V) × I(A) / 1000

Reactive power calculation:

Q(kVAR) = √(|S(kVA)|2 - P(kW)2)

Power factor correction capacitor's capacitance calculation:

C(F) = 1000 × Q(kVAR) / (2πf(Hz)×V(V)2)

Three phase circuit calculation

For three phase with balanced loads:

Calculation with line to line voltage

Power factor calculation:

PF = |cos φ| = 1000 × P(kW) / (3 × VL-L(V) × I(A))

Apparent power calculation:

|S(kVA)| = 3 × VL-L(V) × I(A) / 1000

Reactive power calculation:

Q(kVAR) = √(|S(kVA)|2 - P(kW)2)

Power factor correction capacitor's capacitance calculation:

C(F) = 1000 × Q(kVAR) / (2πf(Hz)×VL-L(V)2)

Calculation with line to neutral voltage

Power factor calculation:

PF = |cos φ| = 1000 × P(kW) / (3 × VL-N(V) × I(A))

Apparent power calculation:

|S(kVA)| = 3 × VL-N(V) × I(A) / 1000

Reactive power calculation:

Q(kVAR) = √(|S(kVA)|2 - P(kW)2)

Power factor correction capacitor's capacitance calculation:

C(F) = 1000 × Q(kVAR) / (3×2πf(Hz)×VL-N(V)2)

 

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