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What is Watts vs. Volt-Amperes in DC Power Supply?

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Dec 5, 2016 1:56:49 PM

To select the right power source for your applications, one of the first things that you must do is to figure out how much output power you need. For a DC supply, this is relatively straightforward. You first determine the highest output voltage you'll need and then the highest output current that you'll need. The output power (in watts) is equal to the output voltage times the output current:

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Topics: AC Power Sources, Power Factor, Watts vs. Volt-amperes

True Power, Apparent Power, and Power Factor

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Dec 28, 2015 1:54:27 PM

At AMETEK Programmable Power, we are committed to helping you select the best AC power source for your test system, even if you're not currently an expert on AC power. The first thing that you need to know are the terms used by AC power engineers. Below, you'll find definitions for the three most basic AC power terms you'll need to know: true power, apparent power, and power factor.

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Topics: AC Power Sources, Apparent power, True power, Power Factor

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