Definitions for "Dissipation Factor"
A measure of a materials ability to dissipate electricity. Disspition factor is the ratio of the number of watts dissipated by the material to the effective voltage and current. The ASTM D-150 test method measures a material specimen's dissipation of alternating current electricity at 50 Hz, 10,KHz, and/or 1 Mhz.
The ratio of the power dissipated in watts in an insulating material to the product of the effective voltage and the current. Measured at a frequency of 106 cycles per second.
A measure of the dielectric losses in the material defined as the tangent of the loss angle or the ratio of parallel resistance to parallel reactance expressed in percent.