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Q & A: Difference between dissipated and useful power

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Most recent answer: 04/03/2011
Q:
What is difference between electrical power(power dissipated) and maximum power output?
- khan (age 22)
pakistan
A:
All engines, either electrical or mechanical, are not 100% efficient.  The difference goes into heating up the engine.  This occurs because of mechanical friction, ohmic resistance, etc.

LeeH

(published on 04/03/2011)

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