Overall Power Factor of a Panel.

In a panel, I have following loads with respective power factor,
load A - 0.85
load B - 0.8
Load C - 0.9
How to calculate the Overall power factor of the panel, whether I have to take average or I have to consider the lowest?

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  • Nov 16th, 2016

Average(.85+.80+.90)÷3=0.85 is answer

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Michael McCormick

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

One needs to know the overall magnitude of each load in addition to power factor. Devolve each load into its real and imaginary components and add them vectorially.

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