More required reading to to help understand this technology.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impedance_%28electrical%29#Capacitor
Note: the hole page is well worth the read.
Funny, I have always been more of a mechanically visual person, but never really, REALLY had taken a keen interested in the math surrounding electronics.:s But, looking into this 90 degree out of phase “technology” more now for myself, and with a desire to help others as well, I am amazed, because, I am discovering that this technology is no secret! It's a common technology that has been utilized for years! Just not developed and/or implemented to fully take advantage of the potential. For example, now I understand that capacitors role in keeping my lights from dimming when my well pump comes on.
Now I know the math is even easy to find on the internet, as proven above. And, it even specifically includes mathematical situations for 90 degree phase shifts with voltage lag or voltage lead!
So then, we definitely have the math available to us, its been in our faces for some time now. AND now we are clued in on what we need to do to get the desired goal.
I'm pretty good at making spreadsheets, I use LibreOffice (open source of course. :rolleyes:
Maybe, with a little time, I can whip up a distributable spreadsheet with the necessary calculations. (can't be all that hard.:huh:
Then all we'll need is a specific project with a start point and an end point or goal. Then, hopefully it will just be a matter of punching in values to figure out what ratings of components would be suitable for a particular voltage, frequency, load, etc.
To me, a good start point would be the electric company lines to my home. (standard U.S. electrical output, 120 volts @ 60Hz)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_frequency
The goal... to infinity and beyond!:cool: