# In a circuit with resistive and inductive load what happens to the power factor as the resistive load increases?

The PF will increase

### What happens to the current in a circuit if the voltage increases?

That depends on the circuit. If the circuit is a linear voltage regulator, nothing happens to the amount of current. If the circuit is a resistive the current will go up. If the circuit is a switching power supply, the output will remain the same but the input current will decrease for an increased input voltage.

### Why voltage is decreases for resistive and inductive load?

This happens when the voltage across and current through it are in phase (in step). Normally any component that consists of a pure resistance (i.e. not having any inductance or capacitance as a part of it) could be used as a resistive load. There is however the special case where there are inductors and capacitors in the load but their effect cancels out at certain frequencies (e.g resonance).

### What happens to current in a circuit if you increase the temperature?

When the amount of current passing through a circuit increases, it generally increases the temperature, and consequently the resistance. Simply stated, it is harder for the current to pass through the circuit if the temperature increases. The Large Hadron Collider uses superconductors to pass current to its electromagnets. A superconductor passes current through its circuit materials with almost no resistance at all, generally by supercooling the circuit materials.

### What happens to the total resistance of a parallel circuit if there are too many loads in the circuit?

'Low' resistance represents a 'high' load, because loads are expressed in terms of the currents they draw, and low-resistance loads draw high currents. Every time you add another branch to a parallel circuit (assuming that each load is resistive), the effective resistance of the circuit reduces, and the load current drawn from the supply increases. In other words, every time you add another branch, you are increasing the load on the supply system. If the…

### What happens when inductance is equal capacitance?

Inductance and capacitance are never equal, since they have different units. It's like asking "What happens when temperature is equal to cost ?" It's possible for the inductive and capacitive reactances to be numerically equal, though. That only happens at one frequency, and when it does, your circuit is at resonance.

### What happens if you overcompensate with 20mF capacitor for the inductive circuit instead of 10mF capacitor which already satisfy the power factor to reach 0.95?

there would be no problem with this == == The inductive circuit has a 'lagging' power factor. If you over-compensate with too much capacitive reactance, you could go over the top (past 1.0) , and end up with a leading power factor that may even be numerically worse than when you started. == == == ==

### What happens to the current in a circuit as a capacitor charges?

What happens to the current in a circuit as a capacitor charges depends on the circuit. As a capacitor charges, the voltage drop across it increases. In a typical circuit with a constant voltage source and a resistor charging the capacitor, then the current in the circuit will decrease logarithmically over time as the capacitor charges, with the end result that the current is zero, and the voltage across the capacitor is the same as…

### Why does the breaker kick off when the positive wire touch the negative wire?

In every electrical circuit there has to be a resistive or inductive load that limits the current inrush to that of the devices internal resistance. Without that resistance in the circuit, the current will not be restricted and will go to a very high value instantaneously. In the electrical trade this is known as a short circuit. At this very high current value that are only two ways that the current flow will stop. One…

### What happens to the current in a circuit as the resistance increases?

Current decreases When voltage remains constant and resistance increases the current in the circuit will reduce. More information V=IR where V is voltage, I is current and R is resistance. From the above equation, R=V/I, and hence resistance is indirectly proportional to current. Therefore, an increase in resistance would have the effect of decreased current. NB: this holds true only as long as the voltage remains constant. Another opinion However, this is only true in…

### What is reverse power of genrator?

It is wise to start thinking of power in DC circuit. If a load is connected to a power source in a DC circuit, the corresponding VOLT CURRENT plot both will be in the positive quadrant. Of course, polarity must be correct. Now if the CURRENT (in the same polarity arrangement) happens to be in the negative quadrant, the power is said to be reversed. The same can be thought in an AC circuit. Taking…

### What happens when the voltage across a circuit increases?

It depends upon what the circuit is for and what components it contains. For example, increasing the voltage on a high-voltage transmission line will have very little effect, but a small increase in a micro-circuit could cause damage. Answer In general, an increase in voltage will result in an increase in current.