# AC DC Full Load Current Calculation Formula

## Full Load current calculation of AC and DC machine:

#### Full Load current calculation 3 Phase Motor:

Power formula  KW (Kilo watts)

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V= Voltage +/- 10 % in Volts

I= Full load current in Amps

Cos pi = power factor

KW = output power in Watts……. All are given at the name plate details.

• I = P/ 1.732 X V X cos pi Amps

#### Full Load current calculation Single phase Motor:

P = V X I X Cos pi

V= Voltage +/- 10 % in Volts

I= Full load current in Amps

Cos pi = power factor

KW = output power in Watts……. All are given at the motor’s name plate details.

• I = / V X cos pi Amps

#### Full Load current calculation Three phase Heater coil:

Power formula  KW

V= Voltage

I= Full load current in Amps

KW = output power in Watts……. All are given on the heater’s plate details.

• I =1 / 1.732 * V * I Amps.

### Full Load current calculation Single phase heaters:

Power formula  KW

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V= Voltage

I= Full load current in Amps

KW = output power in Watts……. All are given on the heater’s plate details.

• I = V X I Amps

Calculate through resistance:

1. Measure the resistance R of the heater coil using multi meter.
2. Use this formula

P = I^2 * R

• I = square root of (P/R)

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#### Full Load current calculation DC machine (DC Motor & DC generator):

DC => Direct Current

P= V X I

• I = P/V amps, Where

V = E ± Ia Ra ± Is Rsh + brushes drop (shunt machine)

V = E ± Ia (Ra + Rsh) + brushes drop (series machine)

V = Supply Voltage

E = back emf

Ia = armature current

Ra = armature resistance

Is = Field current

Rsh = Field resistance

Back EMF e = (pi * N * P * Z / 60 A)

P = number of poles

Z = number of conductors

A = number of parallel paths

P = A for lab winding

A= 2 for wave winding

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3 phase 415V, at 0.8 pf, 1 Hp motor full load current = 1.3 Amps.

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1 Phase 230V, at 0.8 pf, 1 Hp motor full load current = 4 Amps.