unity power factor


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unity power factor

[′yü·nəd·ē ′pau̇·ər ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
Power factor of 1.0, obtained when current and voltage are in phase, as in a circuit containing only resistance or in a reactive circuit at resonance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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