Why does the ION Meter read negative kVAR?


20 October 2021

When your ION Meter is reading negative kVAR, kindly check the Power factor value on the meter.

If the power factor is leading and you have Capacitive load, it is possible to have negative kVAR reading as per IEEE standard sign convention


An example of these reading are shown below



For more information on this topic please refer to the user guide of your specific ION Meter.