Definitions for "Resistive load"
The device that the timer controls that has no inductance or capacitance; example is a heating element. 100% power factor.
cf inductive load. A load which is purely resistive in nature (no inductive components present). Ordinary filament lamp s running without a transformer are the only real example of this is the theatre. Since some dimmers (especially older ones) cannot dim inductive loads, it is important to determine the nature of the equipment being connected.
An electrical load in which voltage and current are converted to energy in the form of heat; i.e., an electrical heater.
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