Definitions for "Power Factor"
Keywords:  kva, cosine, apparent, ampere, watts
A blanket term, used to describe various measurements of the percentage of the input current available after passing through the system. See Total Power Factor, Displacement Power Factor.
The inefficient use of electrical power; the ratio of watts to volt-amperes.
The ratio of resistance to impedance. The ratio of the actual power of an alternating current to apparent power. Mathematically, the cosine of the angle between the voltage applied and the current resulting.
Is a measurement of total power associated with a cartridge load. It is usually the weight of the bullet times the muzzle velocity.
This is a measure of efficiency of electrical devices.
The relationship between the surface area of a piston and air pressure of an air cylinder.