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Real vs. Reactive Power

“We know that reactive loads such as inductors and capacitors dissipate zero power, yet the fact that they drop voltage and draw current gives the deceptive impression that they actually do dissipate power. This “phantom power” is called reactive power…The actual amount of power being used, or dissipated, in a circuit is called true power, and it is measured in watts.”