thermal horsepower

thermal horsepower

[′thər·məl ′hȯrs‚pau̇·ər]
(electricity)
Electrical motor horsepower as determined by current readings from a thermal-type ammeter; will be higher than load horsepower determined from kilowatt-input methods. Also known as true motor load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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