Enter the reactance and resistance of a coil or capacitor into the calculator to determine the Q factor, also known as quality factor.
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Q Factor Formula
The following equation is used to calculate the q factor of a resonator.
Q= X / R
- Q = quality factor
- X = reactance (ohms)
- R = the resistance (ohms)
Q Factor Definition
A Q Factor is the ratio of reaction to resistance of an electrical component. It’s used to measure the quality of an electrical component with respect to the transmittance of electrons.
Q Factor Example
How to calculate a q factor?
- First, determine the reactance.
Calculate the total reactance of the component.
- Next, determine the resistance.
Measure the total resistance of the component.
- Finally, calculate the Q factor.
Calculate the Q factor using the equation above.
The q factor, also known as quality factor, is a measure of the ratio of reactance to resistance of a capacitor/electronic component. As it sounds, it’s a measure of the quality of the component.
Reactance is a measure of a capacitors ability to conduct electricity.