What is a Power Factor correction unit?

Posted 20 March 2013 by Chris Hargreaves

power factor correction unit 1Power factor correction units (or PFC Units) consist of capacitors which act as reactive current generators. By providing the reactive power, they reduce the total amount of power you must draw from the network. The dynamic PFC automatically and safely compensates for changing load and helping the business avoid PF charge penalties.

The wrong capacitor for the job is possibly worse than none at all so should be a professional job, not DIY.

For more information and independent advice on the best PFC solution for your business, contact TUMG on 09 576 2107

What are Power Factor charges?

New PF charges in place for Vector customers from April 1st 2013.

 

 

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