Learners take a close look at the Edison Wire System and observe how the current values through the two lines and the neutral of the system change as the loads vary.
Students solve practice problems on voltage, current, and impedance matching. Examples precede the problems.
Students read an explanation of reactive power in a power distribution system involving motors, generators and transformers. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Students read descriptions of the voltage, current, and turns ratios of the primary and secondary coils for a transformer in this interactive lesson.
Students read an explanation of power factor in a power distribution and how it can be improved by using a power factor correction capacitor bank. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners read an explanation of the concept of apparent power in a power distribution system involving motors, generators, and transformers. A quiz completes this interactive lesson.
Students read an introduction to transformers that includes schematic symbols, turns ratios, mutual inductance, and the coefficient of coupling.
In this animated activity, learners see that changing the resistance value of the load in the secondary of a transformer causes current to vary in the primary.
Students read about the concept of true power and view examples of how it is dissipated as heat is provided.
Learners read about the concepts of true power, reactive power, and apparent power, and are introduced to the power factor formula. A short quiz completes the activity.
Learners view the waveforms and voltages of an Edison Three-Wire System and read a description of the polarities across the secondary of the center-tap transformer. This transformer supplies power to residential homes.
Learners read an analogy comparing an electrical transformer to mechanical gears.