# reactive power

## Definitions

### Electronics

- The
__power__ in an __AC circuit__ which cannot perform work. It is calculated by the following formula: *P* = *I*·V·sinθ, where *P* is the power in watts, *I* is the current in amperes, *V* is the voltage in volts, and sinθ is the sine of the __angular phase difference__ between the current and the voltage. Also called reactive __volt__-amperes, idle power, wattless power, quadrature power, or volt-amperes reactive. - synonymreactive volt-amperes

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