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Old 06-26-2004, 03:48 AM
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Dang Jim, I didn't know you were also a college professor. When you have a load that is not a pure resistence, the generator and wire has to be sized to carry the extra amps. This is why you see the kva rating so often. It took me a long time to figure that out.
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:47 AM
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I used power factor for one of the indications of motor winding conditions of large motors, vertical turbine well motors, and large sewage pump motors. I have a three phase Watt meter. I take a baseline reading at installation, then monitor, and look for changes indicating winding deterioration.
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