# Can we make power factor of synchronous motor leading by adjusting its excitation?

Yes, we can make the power factor of synchronous motor leading by adjusting its excitation.

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Description : The synchronous motor which works on leading power factor and does not drive any mechanical load is called?

Last Answer : The synchronous motor which works on leading power factor and does not drive any mechanical load is called synchronous condenser.

Description : If we change the excitation of synchronous machine will it affect on power factor?

Last Answer : Yes, If we change the excitation of synchronous machine it will affect on power factor. If the synchronous motor is overexcited then it will have leading power factor and if the motor is underexcited then it will have lagging power factor.

Description : The effect of increasing load on a synchronous motor running with normal excitation is (A) Increase both its Ia and power factor. (B) Decrease Ia, but increase power factor. (C) Increase Ia, but decrease power factor (D) Decrease both Ia and power factor.

Last Answer : The effect of increasing load on a synchronous motor running with normal excitation is Increase Ia, but decrease power factor

Description : If we change the excitation of synchronous machine will it affect on motor speed?

Last Answer : No, If we change the excitation of synchronous machine it will not affect on motor speed.

Last Answer : A synchronous motor running with normal excitation adjusts to load increases essentially by increase in armature current.

Description : what will happen when excitation of an unloaded salient pole synchronous motor suddenly gets disconnected?

Last Answer : When excitation of an unloaded salient pole synchronous motor suddenly gets disconnected the motor will stop.

Description : A synchronous motor has better power factor as compared to that of an equivalent induction motor. This is mainly because?

Last Answer : A synchronous motor has better power factor as compared to that of an equivalent induction motor. This is mainly because stator supply is not required to produce magnetic field.

Description : If the load of the normally excited synchronous motor is increased the power factor will?

Last Answer : If the load of the normally excited synchronous motor is increased the power factor will become lagging.

Description : If the field of synchronous motor is under excited, power factor will be?

Last Answer : If the field of synchronous motor is under excited, power factor will be lagging.

Description : In a synchronous generator if the excitation increased from a low value to normal value, with a fixed load  (A) The armature current increases and the power factor decreases  (B) The armature ... but is lagging  (D) The armature current decreases and the power factor increases and is leading

Last Answer : In a synchronous generator if the excitation increased from a low value to normal value, with a fixed load The armature current decreases and the power factor increases and is leading

Description : In a synchronous generator delivering lagging power factor load  (1) the excitation emf leads terminal voltage by the power angle (2) the excitation emf lags terminal voltage by the power angle (3) ... by the power factor angle (4) excitation emf lags the terminal voltage by the power factor angle

Last Answer : In a synchronous generator delivering lagging power factor load the excitation emf leads terminal voltage by the power angle

Description : The power factor angle and torque angle of a salient pole synchronous generator drawing a current of 1.0 pu from a lagging load are 45o and 15o, respectively. The direct axis and quadrature axis currents, respectively, are (A) 0.5 pu ... pu, 0.5 pu (C) 0.707 pu, 0.707 pu (D) 0.5 pu, 0.5 pu

Last Answer : The power factor angle and torque angle of a salient pole synchronous generator drawing a current of 1.0 pu from a lagging load are 45o and 15o, respectively. The direct axis and quadrature axis currents, respectively, are 0.866 pu, 0.5 pu

Description : The maximum reluctance power of a salient-pole synchronous motor having direct-axis reactance, 1.0 pu and quadrature-axis reactance, 0.5 pu, and input voltage, 1.0 pu is (A) 0.25 pu (B) 0.5 pu (C) 1.0 pu (D) 1.5 pu

Last Answer : The maximum reluctance power of a salient-pole synchronous motor having direct-axis reactance, 1.0 pu and quadrature-axis reactance, 0.5 pu, and input voltage, 1.0 pu is 0.5 pu

Last Answer : The standard full-load power factor ratings for synchronous motors are unity or 0.8 leading.

Last Answer : For power factor correction, synchronous motors operate at no-load and greatly over-excited fields.

Last Answer : In a distribution system, in order to improve power factor, the synchronous capacitors are installed at the receiving end.

Description : Can a synchronous condenser improve power factor?

Last Answer : Yes, synchronous condenser can improve power factor.

Last Answer : For a D.C. shunt motor if the excitation is changed torque will change but power will remain constant.

Description : At which time power factor of the induction motor is low?

Last Answer : The power factor of the inducction motor is low at the time of starting as compare to while the induction motor is running.

Description : The synchronous motor will develop maximum power when the load angle is?

Last Answer : The synchronous motor will develop maximum power when the load angle is 900.

Description : A three-phase synchronous motor connected to ac mains is running at full load and unity power factor. lf its shaft load is reduced by half and field current is held constant then its new power factor will be

Last Answer : When a D.C. series motor is connected to A.C. supply, the power factor will be low because of high inductance of field and armature circuits.

Last Answer : The power factor of a single-phase induction motor is usually lagging.

Last Answer : An induction motor has relatively high power factor at near full load.

Description : Damper winding in a synchronous motor

Last Answer : Damper winding in a synchronous motor Serves to start the motor.

Last Answer : In case of a reluctance motor, when the load is increased so that it cannot maintain synchronous speed the motor will run as induction motor.

Last Answer : Centrifugal switch disconnects the auxiliary winding of the motor at about 70 to 80 percent of synchronous speed.

Last Answer : If the centrifugal switch does not open at 70 to 80 percent of synchronous speed of motor, it would result in damage to the starting winding.

Description : In synchronous motor, does the winding losses vary with load?

Last Answer : No, in the synchronous motor the winding losses do not vary with load.

Description : what is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous motor?

Last Answer : Asynchronous motors and syncrouns motor are called as dc machines.  and also syncrouns motor called as induction motor. Asynonymous motor as are rotates with constant speed we not able to operate . ... It is able to operate. These are a small difference between syncrouns and asynchronous motors.

Description : For a 500 Hz frequency excitation, a 50 km long power line will be modeled as

Last Answer : For a 500 Hz frequency excitation, a 50 km long power line will be modeled as long line

Description : The synchronous speed of an 8 pole induction motor supplied power from a 50 Hz source will be ?

Last Answer : Ns         equals        f/pair pole 50/4      - 12.5

Description : How can we reverse the direction of rotation of synchronous motor?

Last Answer : By reversing supply phase sequence we can reverse the direction of rotation of synchronous motor.

Description : Can we use the synchronous motor as the synchronous capacitor?

Last Answer : Yes, we can use the synchronous motor as the synchronous capacitor when the synchrnous motor is overexcited.

Description : The armature reaction in a synchronous generator supplying leading power factor load is (A) magnetizing (B) demagnetizing (C) demagnetizing and cross-magnetizing (D) magnetizing and cross-magnetizing

Last Answer : The armature reaction in a synchronous generator supplying leading power factor load is magnetizing and cross-magnetizing

Description : List different starting methods of three phase synchronous motor. Explain any one of them.

Last Answer : Different Starting Methods of Three Phase Synchronous Motor: As synchronous motor is not self starting, different methods of starting are as follows: 1) By using an Induction (Pony) motor 2) ... . The rotor gets pulled into synchronism and starts running at constant speed as a synchronous motor.

Description : Draw and explain V and inverted V curves for synchronous motor.

Last Answer : V curves' and inverted V curves' for Synchronous Motor:  V curve:  V curve is a plot of the stator current versus field current for different constant loads. The graph is plotted ... Vcurves of synchronous motor. The highest point on each of these curves indicates unity power factor.

Description : List different torques in synchronous motor.

Last Answer : Different Torques in Synchronous Motor: 1) Starting torque 2) Running torque 3) Pull-in torque 4) Pull-out torque

Description : In a self-controlled synchronous motor fed from a variable frequency inverter  (1) the rotor poles invariably have damper windings  (2) there are stability problems  (3) the speed of the rotor decides stator frequency  (4) the frequency of the stator decides the rotor speed

Last Answer : Slip-rings in a synchronous motor carry direct current.

Last Answer : The efficiency of a properly designed synchronous motor will usually fall in range 85 to 95%.

Last Answer : The operating speed of a synchronous motor can be changed to new fixed value by changing frequency.

Last Answer : A synchronous motor can develop synchronous torque at synchronous speed.

Last Answer : In case one phase of a three-phase synchronous motor is short-circuited the motor will not start.

Last Answer : In a synchronous motor, the armature current has large values for high and low excitation.

Last Answer :  The size of a synchronous motor decreases with the increase in flux density.

Last Answer : The duration of sudden short-circuit test on a synchronous motor is usually about one second.

Description : The maximum constant load torque under which a synchronous motor will pull into synchronism at rated rotor supply voltage and frequency is known as?

Last Answer : The maximum constant load torque under which a synchronous motor will pull into synchronism at rated rotor supply voltage and frequency is known as pull-in torque.

Last Answer : The construction of a synchronous motor resembles an alternator.

Last Answer : If the field winding of an unloaded salient pole synchronous motor is open circuited, the motor will stop.