This set of Electrical Measurements Questions & Answers for Exams focuses on “Advanced Problems on Error Analysis in Electrical Instruments”.

1. A resistor of 10 kΩ with the tolerance of 5% is connected in parallel with 5 kΩ resistors of 10% tolerance. What is the tolerance limit for a parallel network?

a) 9%

b) 12.4%

c) 8.33%

d) 7.87%

2. A 0-400V voltmeter has a guaranteed accuracy of 1% of full scale reading. The voltage measured by this instrument is 250 V. Calculate the limiting error in percentage.

a) 4%

b) 2%

c) 2.5%

d) 1%

3. The current flowing in a resistor of 1Ω is measured to be 25 A. But it was discovered that ammeter reading was low by 1% and resistance was marked high by 0.5%. Find true power as a percentage of the original power.

a) 95%

b) 101.5%

c) 100.1%

d) 102.4%

4. A resistor of 10 kΩ with the tolerance of 5% is connected in series with 5 kΩ resistors of 10% tolerance. What is the tolerance limit for a series network?

a) 9%

b) 12.04%

c) 8.67%

d) 6.67%

5. Two resistances 100 ± 5Ω and 150 ± 15Ω are connected in series. If the error is specified as standard deviations, the resultant error will be _________

a) ±10 Ω

b) ±10.6 Ω

c) ±15.8 Ω

d) ±20 Ω

6. Resistances R_{1} and R_{2} have respectively, nominal values of 10Ω and 5Ω and limiting error of ± 5% and ± 10%. The percentage limiting error for the series combination of R_{1} and R_{2} is?

a) 6.67%

b) 5.5%

c) 7.77%

d) 2.8%

7. A voltmeter has a sensitivity of 1000 Ω/V reads 200 V on its 300 V scale. When connected across an unknown resistor in series with a millimeter. When the milliammeter reads 10 mA. The apparent resistance of the unknown resistor will be?

a) 20 kΩ

b) 21.43 kΩ

c) 18.57 kΩ

d) 22.36 kΩ

8. A voltmeter has a sensitivity of 1000 Ω/V reads 200 V on its 300 V scale. When connected across an unknown resistor in series with a millimeter. When the milliammeter reads 10 mA. The actual resistance of the unknown resistor will be?

a) 20 kΩ

b) 18.57 kΩ

c) 21.43 kΩ

d) 22.76 kΩ

9. A voltmeter has a sensitivity of 1000 Ω/V reads 200 V on its 300 V scale. When connected across an unknown resistor in series with a millimeter. When the milliammeter reads 10 mA. The error due to the loading effect of the voltmeter is ________

a) 3.33%

b) 6.67%

c) 13.34%

d) 13.67%

10. A 500 A, 50 Hz current transformer has a bar primary. The secondary burden is a pure resistance of 1 Ω and it draws a current of 5 A. If the magnetic core requires 250 Ampere-turn for magnetization, the percentage ratio error is __________

a) 10.56%

b) -10.56%

c) 11.80%

d) -11.80%