need help calculating

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by rcopeland, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. rcopeland

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    looking to build a power factor corection unit for my home ,
    hoping it will save on energy consumption the voltage at the service is 246volts single phase applyed peek curent 56amps average current is 15 to 20 amp motor load and 3 to 30 resistive load { hwt, dryer element, and electric strip heat, inductive lighting] how large capacitor and lamp should i use please help
  2. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    A single capacitor is unlikely to do the job since it interacts with each possible load in a different way. If you can achieve a power factor of 1, how much energy will you save? What would the savings be worth in your local currency? Do you know how much a typical high voltage capacitor costs?
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    This is the same as the first thread on this topic by the OP.
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