# Power Factor Correction Capacitor

**Usually the power factor correction can be done by using the capacitor and the synchronous motor in the circuitThe power factor correction will not change the amount of true power but it will reduce the apparent power and the total current drawn from the load.**

**Power factor correction capacitor**.
These capacitors have leading power factor so that it will neutralize the lagging power factor of the load.
This is typically achieved by producing reactive energy close to the consuming loads through connection of capacitor banks to the network.
Note however that the caps reduce only upstream reactive power.

If your system is quite small we normally suggest a fixed power factor correction bank. Usually more than one capacitor is required to give the desired degree of power factor correction. Capacitors are rated in KVAR.

By providing the reactive current they reduce the. These capacitors are on when the motor is on and off when the motor is off which avoids having capacitance on the system when the motor is not requiring reactive power. Factor from Table 1 below x kW kVAR of capacitors required.

When apparent power kVA is greater than working power kW the utility must supply the excess reactive current plus the working current. Power factor correction capacitors are designed to ensure that the power factor is as close to unity as possibe. Power Factor Correction using Capacitor Bank.

Power factor correction is the method to reduce the lagging power factor in inductive loads by fixing a high value capacitor across the phase and neutral close to the load. Groups of capacitors are. 1 unit air-compressor 3 phase 415 VAC used an average of 90 kW.

Eatons line of power factor correction products feature technology that is compatible with a variety of voltage applications to meet the needs of every industry. Do not oversize power factor correction capacitors. The power factor correction calculation assumes inductive load.