EE 212 Lab
Prelab 5: Power Factor Compensation

For the circuit shown in figure 1 of the lab, determine the following:

load impedance Z_{L}

load power factor angle

load power factor

complex power absorbed by the load

expected time shift between load voltage and current

Determine the value of a capacitor C that when placed in parallel with the
original load impedance (see figure 2) yields an equivalent power factor
of 1. What is the value of this equivalent impedance? What do we expect for
the load voltage and current, and their relationship to the source voltage.