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Nate B.
Posted 8/6/2022 07:57 (#9782874 - in reply to #9782531)
Subject: RE: House wiring screw up



Bremen, KS
Watts is a unit of power dissipated into a purely resistive load.

Volt-Amps is a unit used to describe the apparent power used in an inductive load (AC motors and such).

Power Factor is the percentage of apparent power. A PF of .75 means that 100 VA does the same work as 75 Watts.

The power company either ignores all of that or figures out how much power in Watts is actually used.
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