# What is the difference between lagging power factor and leading power factor?

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# What is the causes of lag power factor?

When there is an inductive element in the circuit, the current lags behind the voltage. an ideal inductor will make the current lag behind the voltage by 90 degrees.. a capac

# Leading and lagging power factor?

The terms, 'leading' and 'lagging' refer to what the load current is doing, relative to the supply voltage (Phasedifference) -never the other way around. If the current is le

# What does a Lagging power factor mean?

underdamped Answer A lagging power factor describes a situation in which the load current is lagging the supply voltage. This describes an inductive load, such as a motor,

# Why power factor lags?

Actually, it can lead or lag. Power factor is said to be leading if the load is capacitive, and lagging if the load is inductive. Since most reactive loads (like motors) are

# What is the disadvantage when power factor is lagging?

Any time the power factor is less than 1, whether it is leading or lagging, the efficiency is less than optimal. As power factor declines, more power is required to do the sam

A lagging power factor is caused by inductive reactance, which is composed of resistance and inductance -- and the resistance component lowers the supply volts. A leading powe

# What is difference between 0.8 leading and 0.8 lagging power factors?

Power factor measures the phase difference between voltage and current. If they are in phase the Power Factor is one. If the current and voltage are out of phase the power fac

# What happens when lagging Power Factor changes to leading PF?

when lagging Power Factor changes to leading PF, then the voltage across the circuit in which capacitor bank is connected, is increased.

# Why natural trend to lagging power factor?

Power factor is the cosine of an AC circuit's phase angle, where the expression phase angle is the angle by which a load current lags or leads the supply voltage. Lagging ph

# What is difference between 08 leading and 08 lagging power factors?

As a power factor value can only vary between 0 and 1, presumably you mean 0.8, rather than '08'? The terms 'leading' and 'lagging' refer to whether the load current is lead

# How can low lagging power factor be improved?

By connecting a capacitor (or capacitors), of appropriate reactive volt ampere rating, in parallel with the load.

# Does current or voltage lag in lagging power factor?

By definition, the terms 'leading' and 'lagging' refer to what the load current is doing with respect to the supply voltage. So, for a 'lagging power factor', it is the curre

# What determines leading or lagging power factor?

A 'leading' power factor is one in which the load current leads the supply voltage, whereas a 'lagging' power factor is one in which the load current lags the supply voltage.

# What do you mean lagging power factor?

A lagging power factor means that the current is lagging behind thevoltage. That means that in the AC cycle (50 or 60 Hz) the currentreaches its peak after the voltage. The am

# Why power factor of coil is lagging?

The coil consists of inductance. Due to inductance the current lags the voltage. So, the power factor is lagging.

# What is the difference between lagging and leading power factor?

With a lagging power factor the phase of the current lags thevoltage, as happens in an inductive load. With a leading powerfactor the current phase leads the voltage, as happe