Subject: Re: VAX7000 3-phase
To: None <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA,>
From: r.o.s.s <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/07/2002 15:15:11
> From: Olaf Seibert <>
> On Mon 04 Mar 2002 at 20:20:12 -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > If
> > that phase shift reaches 90 in either direction, the power consumed
> > will drop to zero (because the integral of sin(t)cos(t) is zero in the
> > long run).  
> The question is, will the power company make you pay for this? Or are
> they overcharging by simply measuring the current?

Usually "no" and "no", but sometimes "yes, if they find out", and "no".

You may not be extracting any power at your site, but it's costing
the utility plenty in terms of I**2*R losses in their network.