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September 17, 2013
about 8 years ago
As I come from Germany we once had a professor in electronics who teached us the distribution of the different types of power an induction motor uses with the analogy to a well-made german beer.
Than in Germany that is approx. 1/6 of froth (or foam, don't know the exact translation) - the REACTIVE POWER (not very useful, but it won't work without it)
The remaining 5/6 is beer - the EFFECTIVE/REAL POWER (does the whole work in the motor)
And after all both together is - the APPARENT POWER (the power for which you pay)
As I was new to complex power and voltages and so on, this made me understand the topic a bit better.
At least at the bar after the lecture it made perfect sense. :)
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