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Define K-Factor?

K-Factor is defined as a ratio between the additional losses created by the harmonics and the eddy losses at the rated 60 Hz. This factor is used to specify the size of the transformer to meet the magnitude of the harmonic load in the circuit. A standard general-purpose transformer does not have the shielding, conductor sizes, core cross-section, or the capacity in the neutral to provide the same service.