1.
Watch the video

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Week 8 Video Lecture – Power Factor
Correction

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2.
Consider the circuit demonstrated in
this week’s presentation. Analyze the circuit to determine the following
(include both polar and complex forms where applicable):

. Z_{eq}

a.
I_{T}

b.
I_{R1}

c.
I_{L1}

d.
Real Power (Watts)

e.
Reactive Power (VARs)

f.
Apparent Power (Vas)

g.
Power Factor

3.
Construct the circuit in MultiSIM
and run a Single Frequency Analysis to confirm your calculations for the phasor
values in part 2**. Capture a screenshot of the analysis for both
Magnitude/Phase (polar) and Real/Imaginary (complex). Create a table with your
expected and measured results.**

4.
Measure the real power of the
circuit and the power factor using a watt meter**. Capture a screenshot of the
watt meter readings.**

5.
Based upon the power factor,
determine the value of the capacitors needed in each case to bring the power
factor to the following values. Be sure to show your calculations.

. Power Factor = 0.85

a.
Power Factor = 0.95

b.
Power Factor = 1.00

6.
Insert each of the capacitor values
found in step 5 into the circuit one at time and confirm the power factor
correction with a watt meter. Use a 5% tolerance for the capacitors. **Capture
a screenshot of the watt meter for each case. Create a table of expected and
measured results. Comment on how well the desired power factor was achieved and
any reasons for discrepancies.**