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Quiz 1

ECE 476

1. Two balanced three-phase loads are in parallel.


a. Load 1 draws 10 kW at 0.8 PF lagging
b. Load 2 draws 20 kVA at 0.6 PF leading
The loads are supplied by a balanced three-phase 480 VLL source.

(a) Draw the power triangle for the combined load.


PL = P1 + P2 = 22 kW

21.12°
QL = Q1 + Q2
SL = 23.59 = -8.5 kVAR
kVA

(b) Determine PF of the combined load.


cos21.12° = 0.933 leading

(c) Determine the magnitude of the line current from the source.
𝑆𝐿 23.59×103
𝐼𝐿 = = = 28.37 𝐴
√3𝑉𝐿𝐿 √3×480

(d) Y-connected inductors are now installed in parallel with the combined load. What value of
inductive reactance is needed in each leg of the Y to make the source power factor unity?
3(𝑉𝐿𝑁 )2
𝑄𝐼𝑛𝑑 = |𝑄𝐿 | = 8.5 × 103 𝑉𝐴𝑅 = 𝑋Y
2
3(480/√3)
𝑋Y = = 27.1 Ω
8.5×103