Wattmeter

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Edition Date: February 2017
Part Number: 375482B-01
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The Wattmeter measures the magnitude of the active power, that is, the product of the voltage difference and the current flowing through the current terminals in a circuit. The results display in watts.

The Wattmeter also displays the Power factor, calculated by:

To use the instrument, click the Wattmeter button in the Instruments toolbar and click to place its icon on the workspace. The icon, shown below, is used to wire the wattmeter to the circuit.

Double-click on the icon to open the front panel. This is where you view measurements.

The field at the top of the front panel (shown below) displays the average power. The Power factor field displays the power factor between 0 and 1.

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