Viewing Power Factor

Power factor on the Samsara Dashboard is displayed with a numerical value between 0 and 2. A value of 1 is perfect Power Factor, with no loss of efficiency. A power factor under 1 indicates an inductive / lagging load and a power factor over 1 indicates a capacitive / leading load.  A Power Factor of 0.75 indicates an inductive load with 75% efficiency.  A Power Factor of 1.25 indicates a capacitive load with a 75% efficiency.  Negative Power Factor (generating power) is not displayed.

The vertical axis on the graph is labelled with a maximum of 0C to indicate a capacitive load with 0% efficiency, and a minimum of 0L to indicate an inductive load with 0% efficiency.  A perfect Power Factor of 1 is displayed on the middle of the vertical axis.