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Explaining Reactive Power May 2, 2006

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer in tutorial.

Four different analogies, yours to choose:

  • The tandem analogy
  • The horse-boat analogy
  • The inclined-plane analogy
  • The trampoline analogy

analogies for reactive power

Did anyone ever ask you what reactive power is? Did you manage to explain? Reactive power is an important aspect of the electrical system, but one that is difficult to grasp. Several analogies can be made to visualize this abstract phenomenon. Of course, none of them are 100% correct, but we hope they will give you inspiration while clarifying the concept to others.

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