Input Power Measurements

When “direct-read” power measurements are available, use them to estimate motor part-load. With measured parameters taken from hand-held instruments, you can use Equation 1 to calculate the three-phase input power to the loaded motor. You can then quantify the motor’s part-load by comparing the measured input power under load to the power required when the motor operates at rated capacity. The relationship is shown in Equation 3.



example input power calculation

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