1. The low power factor wattmeter is used to measure

Low value of power Factor Only

High Value of Power Factor Only

Both low value and High Value

None of the above

Answer.1. Low value of power Factor Only

Explanation:

The ordinary electrodynamic wattmeters cannot be used for measuring power with precision in the circuits which have a low power factor (power factor less than 0.5) due to reasons given as follows.

Due to low power factor, the deflecting torque on the moving system is very small, regardless of the fully excited pressure and current coils.

At low power factors, the inductance of the pressure coil is large which induces errors.

The instrument that measures the low value of power factor accurately is known as the Low Power Factor Wattmeter (LPFW).

2. In an ordinary dynamometer, the deflecting torque is _________

Small

Medium

Large

Very large

Answer.1. Small

Explanation:

In order to measure power in low power factor circuits, an ordinary electrodynamometer wattmeter is not suitable because of the following reasons:

(i) Even when the current coils and pressure coils are fully excited, the deflecting torque on the moving system is small.

(ii)) Large error is introduced due to the inductance of the pressure coil at a low power factor.

3. In Low Power Factor Wattmeter error in Pressure coil can be compensated by

Using a series capacitor or compensating coil

Using a parallel capacitor

Using a series resistance

Using a parallel resistance

Answer.2. Using a parallel capacitor

Explanation:

For low power factor circuits, the connection may result in very large errors. Due to the low power factor, the value of the current in the circuit is high while the power to be measured is small making the power loss considerably large. Thus, for low power factor wattmeters, the compensation of pressure coil current is mandatory.

Compensation for pressure coil inductance: Large errors are caused by pressure coil inductance in low power factor circuits. To compensate for these errors, a capacitance is connected in parallel to a part of the series resistance of the pressure coil circuit.

4. In Low Power Factor Wattmeter errors are introduced by ________

Capacitance

Inductance

Resistance

Impedance

Answer.2. Inductance

Explanation:

In order to measure power in low power factor circuits, an ordinary electrodynamometer wattmeter is not suitable because of the following reasons:

(i) Even when the current coils and pressure coils are fully excited, the deflecting torque on the moving system is small.

(ii)) Large error is introduced due to the inductance of the pressure coil at a low power factor.

With a low power factor, the value of φ is large and therefore error is large. Therefore, the error caused by the inductance of the pressure coil is compensated by connecting a capacitor across a part of the series resistance in the pressure coil circuit.

5. Pressure coil in Low Power Factor Wattmeter induced Error due to _____

Capacitance

Impedance

Resistance

Inductance

Answer.4. Inductance

Explanation:

Compensation for pressure coil inductance: Large errors are caused by pressure coil inductance in low power factor circuits. To compensate for these errors, a capacitance is connected in parallel to a part of the series resistance of the pressure coil circuit.

For low power factor circuits, the connection may result in very large errors. Due to the low power factor, the value of the current in the circuit is high while the power to be measured is small making the power loss considerably large. Thus, for low power factor wattmeters, the compensation of pressure coil current is mandatory.

6. Power coil in Low Power Factor Wattmeter has a low value of ________

Inductance

Capacitance

Resistance

Impedance

Answer.3. Resistance

Explanation:

The resistance of the pressure coil circuit is made low in order to make the pressure coil current large, resulting in increased operating torque. The pressure coil current in a low power factor wattmeter may be as high as 10 times the value of the current used in ordinary wattmeters.

7. In Low Power Factor Wattmeter Power loss in the pressure coil is ________

Less

More

Intermediate

Very less

Answer.2. More

Explanation:

A low power factor meter may result in very large errors.

Due to the low power factor, the value of the current in the circuit is high while the power to be measured is small making the power loss considerably large.

Thus, for low power factor wattmeters, the compensation of pressure coil current is mandatory.

8. Resistance of pressure coil in a low power factor dynamometer type wattmeter is ________ value of current.

Once time

Three times

Hundred times

Ten times

Answer.4. Ten times

Explanation:

The resistance of the pressure coil circuit is made low in order to make the pressure coil current large, resulting in increased operating torque. The pressure coil current in a low power factor wattmeter may be as high as 10 times the value of the current used in ordinary wattmeters.

9. Low power factor wattmeters are designed to have ________

Low torque

High torque

Medium torque

No torque

Answer.1. Low torque

Explanation:

The control torque of a low power factor wattmeter must be very small such that for very low power (equal to 0.1), the instrument can give full-scale deflection.

10. The application of Low Power factor meters is

Measurement of power in inductive loads

Open circuit test on single-phase transformer

Load test on induction motor

All of the above

Answer.4. All of the above

Explanation:

Low power factor meter:

The instrument that measures the low value of power factor accurately is known as the Low Power Factor Wattmeter (LPFW). The low power factor meter is used for measuring the power of the highly inductive circuit.

Application:

As the LPF is most suitable for inductive loads, it is suitable for the measurement of power in inductive loads, open circuit test on single phase transformer, and load test on an induction motor.

It is not suitable for the measurement of power in resistive loads.