Comparison Between Leading and Lagging Power Factor in iPFC.

Comparison Between Leading and Lagging Power Factor in iPFC.

Comparison Chart

Basis for ComparisonLeading Power FactorLagging Power Factor
BasicThe load current leads the supply voltage by certain phase angle.There is a phase difference between voltage and current where load current lags the supply voltage.
Nature of load in electrical circuitCapacitiveInductive
Correction of low power factorBy the addition of inductive load.By adding capacitive load.
ValueExists between -1 to 0.Exists between 0 and 1.
Reactive componentNegativePositive
Examples of respective loadsCapacitive load:
Electrical motors, capacitor, radio circuits, etc.
Inductive load:
Power generator, inductor, relays, etc.


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