# Difference between capacitive circuit and inductive circuit?

A capacitive circuit will more readily pass an AC current, while an inductive circuit will pass a DC current.

### What is the phase angle between voltage and current?

The phase angle between voltage and current is the difference in time, usually expressed in degrees, between the voltage and current. This difference is due to the capacitive or inductive reactance of the circuit, causing the current to lead (capacitive) or lag (inductive) the voltage. In a theoretically perfect circuit, phase angle is +90 degrees for a capacitor and -90 degrees for an inductor. In a generator, phase angle is 180 degrees. In a (resistive)…

### What is the difference between inductive reactance and capacitive reactance?

The difference between inductive reactance and capacitive reactance is that the former is a characteristic of inductors, and the latter a characteristic of capacitors. Also, the former is a function of the buildup and collapse of a magnetic field, while the latter is a function of the buildup of electric charge, and its discharge. Both phenomenon talk about the storage of energy taken from a circuit, and about giving it back -- and at different…

### Explain the definition of power factor?

Power factor is related to the phase angle between voltage and current. It is a measure of the difference between true and apparent power. In a purely resistive circuit, voltage and current will be in phase, and the power factor will be 1. In a circuit with capacitive or inductive reactance, current will lag voltage (inductive) or lead voltage (capacitive). In the worst case, power factor is zero with 90 degrees of lag or lead…

### What effect do var's have on the power factor of the circuit?

VAr is reactive power, caused by either inductive or capacitive loads. The ideal power factor to have is 1, anything less than that is a loss on the network. The effect of VArs on the circuit though depends. If you have a load that is mainly inductive, then adding more inductive reactance will lower the power factor. However, if you introduce capacitive reactance this will increase the power factor, and the opposite is true if…

### What are the properties of series circuit under resonance?

The properties of a series alternating-current L-R-C circuit at resonance are: the only opposition to current flow is resistance of the circuit the current flowing through the circuit is maximum the voltage across the resistive component of the circuit is equal to the supply voltage the individual voltages across the inductive and capacitive components of the circuit are equal, but act in the opposite sense to each other the voltage appearing across both the inductive…

### Is converting ac to watts and dc to watts the same watts equals volts times amps?

Yes, watts is still volts times amps, for both ac and dc circuits. The complexity lies in the phase angle between voltage and current. If the circuit is purely resistive, the phase angle will be zero. If the circuit is capacitive or inductive, the the phase angle will vary, depending on frequency and on how much capacitive or inductive reactance there is. The difference comes into play when you consider true versus apparent power.

### What is the effect of an inductive or capacitive load under no load conditions?

A load of any type,,,inductive or capacitive , would effect the circuit even if THOSE "loads" had no load on them. They would still have a load effect on the circuit they are connected to. Answer 'Under no-load conditions' means that no load is connected to the supply. So your question doesn't make sense!