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## What is the active power in three-phase circuit?

The formula for power of a 3-phase circuit is Power = Voltage (V) x Current (I) x Power Factor (PF) x square root of three. If we assume the load on the circuit is resistive only, power factor is unity (or one) which reduces the formula to P = V x I x square root of three.

**What is active reactive and apparent power in 3-phase circuit?**

Reactive power is symbolized by the letter Q and is measured in the unit of Volt-Amps-Reactive (VAR). Total power in an AC circuit, both dissipated and absorbed/returned is referred to as apparent power. Apparent power is symbolized by the letter S and is measured in the unit of Volt-Amps (VA).

**What is a apparent power?**

Apparent power is a measure of alternating current (AC) power that is computed by multiplying the root-mean-square (rms) current by the root-mean-square voltage.

### How do you calculate 3 phase reactive power?

Active Power Formulas:

- P = V x I (In DC circuits)
- P = V x I x Cosθ (in Single phase AC Circuits)
- P = √3 x VLx IL x Cosθ or (in Three Phase AC Circuits)
- P = 3 x VPh x IPhx Cosθ
- P = √ (S2 – Q2) or
- P =√ (VA2 – VAR2) or.

**What is real and apparent power?**

Real power, also known as active power (P) is consumed by resistive loads. Reactive power (Q) is either consumed by inductive loads or generated by capacitive loads. Apparent power (S) is the capacity of your measured power system to provide real and reactive power.

**What is active and apparent power?**

Apparent power is a combination of Real power and Reactive power, True power is a result of resistive components and reactive power is a result of capacitive and inductive components, these components are implemented commonly in all circuits. Active Power. Apparent Power. Active power is developed in resistance.

## What is the difference between active power and apparent power?

Active power does do work, so it is the real axis. The unit for power is the watt (symbol: W). Apparent power is often expressed in volt-amperes (VA) since it is the product of RMS voltage and RMS current. The unit for reactive power is var, which stands for volt-ampere reactive.

**What is the difference between active and apparent power?**

What is the difference between Active Power and Apparent Power? Apparent power is a combination of Real power and Reactive power, True power is a result of resistive components and reactive power is a result of capacitive and inductive components, these components are implemented commonly in all circuits.

**How is 3 phase Watts calculated?**

AC three phase amps to watts calculation formula

- P(W) = √3 × PF × I(A) × VL-L(V) So watts are equal to square root of 3 times power factor PF times amps times volts:
- watt = √3 × PF × amp × volt. or.
- W = √3 × PF × A × V. Example.
- P = √3 × 0.8 × 3A × 110V = 457W. Watts calculation with line to neutral voltage.

### What is the difference between active reactive and apparent power?

**What are the uses of apparent power?**

The apparent power is the product of voltage and current. Apparent power is handy for sizing of equipment or wiring. However, adding the apparent power for two loads will not accurately give the total apparent power unless they have the same displacement between current and voltage.

**Is Apparent power useful?**

It takes many cycles for the devices to heat up and break. And since voltage is cyclic, current draw is roughly cyclic, and apparent power is averaged over a cycle, apparent power is good enough when we need to know the average power in a time long enough to heat things up.

## Can apparent power negative?

Power in an AC Circuit Also, active power is never negative, whereas reactive power can be either positive or negative in value so it is always advantageous to reduce reactive power in order to improve system efficiency.

**What is the difference between reactive and apparent power?**

Power merely absorbed and returned in load due to its reactive properties is referred to as reactive power. Reactive power is symbolized by the letter Q and is measured in the unit of Volt-Amps-Reactive (VAR). Total power in an AC circuit, both dissipated and absorbed/returned is referred to as apparent power.

**Why is apparent power higher than real power?**

When a reactive load is connected to an AC power source, it appears to consume more power than it actually does, hence the term “apparent power.” The reason a reactive load appears to consume more power than it actually does is is because the reactive load will actually return some of the power back to the source.