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P

Permeability Permeability is the measure of the ease, with which magnetic lines of force pass through a given material. Proton A positively charged particle with considerable mass. Phase rotation meter Phase rotation meter is a device used to determine the phase order of a three-phase electrical system. Parallel Circuit In …

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R

Reluctance  The opposition that a magnetic circuit presents to the passage of magnetic lines through it. Reactance The opposition to the flow of an alternating current by an inductive or capacitive element in the circuit. Resistance Resistance is defined as the measure of opposition to the motion of electrons due …

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S

SI unit SI units are most widely used units of measurement belong to an international system of units which is also known as SI or Metric System. Shunt A precision resistor connected in parallel with a current indicating meter for the purpose of bypassing a specific fraction of current around …

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T

Time Invariance  In time invariant system, there are no changes in system structure as a function of a time t. Tesla The SI unit of magnetic flux density; equal to 1 Weber per square meter. Time Constant In a capacitor, the time required for a voltage to reach to 63.2 …

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U

Under-excited The operating condition of a synchronous machine absorbing reactive power.      

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V

VFD Variable Frequency Drive – a technology where the rotational speed of an electric motor is controlled or varied electronically. VAR The unit for reactive power Q. Voltage Drop The voltage drop across a resistance is the product of current time’s resistance (IR). Voltage Source A two-terminal circuit element having …

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W

Winding Capacitance                A side effect of inductors caused by multiple wraps of wire being in close proximity. Winding Resistance                The DC resistance of the wire making up the inductor. Wheatstone bridge Wheatstone bridge is used to measure unknown resistance Weber The SI unit of magnetic flux. Watt Power …

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