# A current of −8 + 6√2 (sinωt + 30°) A is passed through three meters. These are a zero centered PMMC meter, a true RMS meter, and a moving iron instrument. The respective readings (in A) will be

A current of −8 + 6√2 (sinωt + 30°) A is passed through three meters. These are a zero-centered PMMC meter, a true RMS meter, and a moving iron instrument. The respective readings (in A) will be

### Right Answer is: −8, 10, 10

#### SOLUTION

⇒ PMMC reads only DC value

A waveform that consists of both DC & AC components can be represented as

Ao + A(sinωt + φ)
Where

Ao  =  DC Component

A(sinωt + φ) = AC component (instantaneous value & A is peak value)

Since PMMC reads only DC value

PMMC Reading = −8 A

Moving iron meter and RMS meter reads RMS value of current therefore

$\begin{array}{l}{I_{RMS}} = \sqrt {A_o^2 + {{\left( {\dfrac{A}{{\sqrt 2 }}} \right)}^2}} \\\\{I_{RMS}} = \sqrt { – {8^2} + {{\left( {\dfrac{{6\sqrt 2 }}{{\sqrt 2 }}} \right)}^2}} \end{array}$

IRMS = 10 A

RMS Meter Reading = 10 A

Moving Iron Meter Reading = 10 A

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