What is Rated Power?
Rated power is the maximum power input that a device is rated for by its manufacturer for safe operation.
- Rated power is the maximum power input that a device can handle safely.
- Rated power for a device is set by the manufacturer.
Understanding Rated Power
Rated power is the maximum input power that a device is rated for by its manufacturer. Often the rated power as printed on a device may include both the maximum rated power as well as the average rated power. Power rating power limits are usually set by the manufacturers to protect the equipment and simplify the design of larger systems.
Power – A form of measurement used in electrical systems that denotes the rate per unit of time at which electricity is transferred through an electrical system.
Nominal Voltage – The stated voltage at which a device is safe to operate without damage to the system.
Peak Sun Hours – Peak sun hours are defined as the number of one-hour units of time where the intensity of sunlight is at least 1kW per square meter.