Application Guide for Harmonic Mitigation | Problems Resulting From Harmonics
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Application Guide for Harmonic Mitigation


There are many problems that can arise from harmonic currents flowing in a power system.  Some are easy to detect.  Other problems may exist and persist because harmonics are not suspected as the cause.  Harmonic currents cause higher RMS current and voltage in the system.  This can result in any of the problems listed below:

  • Failed Power Factor Correction Capacitors

  • Blown Fuses (no apparent fault)

  • Tripped Circuit Breakers

  • Overheated Transformers

  • Overheated Conductors

  • Damaged Insulation on Conductors

  • Misfiring of AC and DC Drives

One of the larger problems is overheating transformers. In fact, a 10°C rise in operating temperature of transformers, motors or capacitors can cut equipment life by 50%.  Also, since harmonic currents are at higher frequencies and tend to travel along the outside (skin effect) of the conductors, insulation breakdown is accelerated.

MYRON ZUCKER INC. products are designed to:

  • Improve power factor
  • Eliminate utility penalties or surcharges
  • Increase available distribution capacity
  • Mitigate harmonic distortion
  • Protect sensitive equipment
  • Decrease downtime
  • Reduce line losses and associated cost
  • Comply with industry standards


Myron Zucker, Inc.
36825 Metro Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Phone: 586.979.9955
Fax: 586.979.9484