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Published by Commonwealth Sprague Capacitor, Inc. in North Adams, MA .
Written in English


  • Electric power factor,
  • Capacitors,
  • Electric power -- Conservation

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ContributionsCommonwealth Sprague Capacitor.
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Pagination18 p. :
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17632112M

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Power Factor Values. For the purely resistive circuit, the power factor is 1 (perfect), because the reactive power equals zero. Here, the power triangle would look like a horizontal line, because the opposite (reactive power) side would have zero length. For the purely inductive circuit, the power factor is zero, because true power equals zero. Active Power Factor Correction. The existence of, and rapid progress in, high-speed, high-current capacity semiconductor switches – the same components that enable the high-efficiency switch-mode supply to be built at all – make available the option of active power factor correction which allows for a power factor close to 6. Calculating Power Factor Correction The vector power diagram provides a convenient means of mathematically calculating power factor correction. Figure 6 diagrams an actual motor installation. The metric prefix “K” for kilo means , so the actual power is 12 KW and the apparent power is 15 KVA.   To smooth such negative effect, the power factor correction of the electrical plants is carried out. The power factor correction obtained by using capacitor banks to generate locally the reactive energy necessary for the transfer of electrical useful power, allows a better and more rational technical-economical management of the plants.

A low power factor requires a larger amount of total power for a given amount of active power, whereas a high power factor requires a lesser amount of total power for the same amount of active power. Utilities provide total power to the user, and by means of continuous metering determine actual values of the components of power shown in Figure 1. A Guide to Power Factor Correction for the Plant Engineer by Sprague Electric Company and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   How to Correct Power Factor with a Capacitor. If this load is an electric motor or most any other industrial AC load, it will have a lagging (inductive) power factor, which means that we’ll have to correct for it with a capacitor of appropriate size, wired in parallel. Now that we know the amount of reactive power ( kVAR), we can calculate the size of the capacitor needed to counteract. / Electronics Engineering Books / SMPS Books / Power Factor Correction (PFC) Handbook (PDF ) Power Factor Correction (PFC) Handbook (PDF ) Power Factor Correction (PFC) Handbook (PDF ) Currently this section contains no detailed description for .