IEC TR 61000-1-7
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 1-7: General - Power factor in single-phase systems under non-sinusoidal conditions
|Publication Date:||1 February 2016|
|ICS Code (Electromagnetic compatibility in general):||33.100.01|
This part of IEC 61000, which is a Technical Report, provides definitions of various electrical power quantities and the relationship between them under non-sinusoidal conditions, in order to give clear information on both components in the power factor: the fundamental power factor, which is due to the phase difference between the voltage and current at the fundamental frequency, and the non-fundamental power factor, which is related to the distortion of the voltage and/or current. This Technical Report is applicable only to singlephase systems.
This Technical Report provides definitions for the three following cases:
• the general case where the voltage and current are both distorted (Clause 5),
• the case where the voltage is assumed to be sinusoidal and the current is only distorted with harmonic components (Clause 6),
• the particular case where the voltage and current are both sinusoidal (Annex A).
Annex B gives information on the fundamental active factor, which is used to describe the behaviour of a piece of equipment as a load or a generator.