Power Factor Correction Application Guide | Definitions
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Application Guide for Power Factor Correction

CAPACITOR DEFINITION & APPLICATION DATA

DEFINITIONS

Variable (Symbol)
Base Unit (Symbol) Common Unit (Symbol) Notes
Capacitance (C) Farad (F) Microfarad (µF) 1 microfarad
(µF) = 10-6 F
Active
Power (P)
Watt (W) Kilowatt (kW) Also real, working
or load power
Power
Loss (PL)
Watt (W) Kilowatt (kW) Also dissipated power
Reactive
Power (PR)
Volt-ampere
reactive (VAr)
Kilovolt-amperes reactive (kVAr) Also imaginary, inductive or magnetizing power
Total
Power (PA)
Volt-ampere
(VA)
Kilovolt-amperes (kVA) Also apparent
power
Voltage (E) Volt (V)   Also electro motive force
Current (I) Ampere (A)    
Capacitor
Current (IC)
Ampere (A)    
Resistance (R) Ohm ()    
Frequency (f)  (Cycles per
second (cps)
or hertz (Hz)
   
Power
Factor (PF)
 Dimensionless, expressed as decimal or %    
   
Recommended Wire Sizes, Switches and Fuses

 


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

CONTACT US

Myron Zucker, Inc.
36825 Metro Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Toll Free: 800.245.0583
Phone: 586.979.9955
Fax: 586.979.9484
Email: info@myronzucker.com