reactive component


: the component of an alternating current that has a phase difference of 90° with the electromotive force
: the component of the voltage across the circuit that is in quadrature with the current and that produces no power in an alternating current circuit

called also wattless component

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“Reactive component.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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