Wait a minute:
Smart must be left handed. I cannot see that phase sequence has anything to do with power factor.
Originally Posted by basicbill
An inductive impedance carries a positive phase angle. Dividing this impedance into the applied voltage yields a current which lags the voltage. For example, each of these cases yields a current lagging by 45 degrees.
V @ 0/Z @ 45 = I @ -45
V @ 120/Z @ 45 = I @ 75
V @ -120/Z @ 45 = I @ -165
The current angle is the difference in the voltage angle and impedance angle.
Also, PF is the same for + or - angles--always positive.
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