# Power Factor

• ## CAPACITOR BANKS – CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS

INTRODUCTION TO CAPACITOR BANKS, ITS CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS By: Manuel Bolotinha DEFINITION OF AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CAPACITORS A capacitor, also known as “condenser” is an electrical element with two electrical…

• ## Is Reactive Power Useful? Importance of Reactive Power

What is Reactive Power and Why it is Useful?  In recent years, the reactive power control has been the subject of a systematic study as it plays an important role…

• ## How to Calculate the Suitable Capacitor Size in µ-Farads & kVAR for P.F Improvement

How to Find the Right Size Capacitor Bank Value in both kVAR and Microfarads for Power Factor Correction – 3 Methods As we got lots of emails and messages from…

• ## How to Convert Capacitor μ-Farads to kVAR and Vice Versa? – For P.F Correction

How to Convert Capacitor kVAR to μ-Farads & Vice Versa for Power Factor Improvement? Conversion of kVAR to μ-Farad & μ-Farad to kVAR The following simple calculation tutorial shows how…

• ## Advantages of Power Factor Improvement and Correction

Advantages of Improved Power Factor Power factor improvement and correction refer to the process of increasing the power factor of an electrical system by reducing the reactive power consumption. This…

• ## Sources and Causes of Low Power Factor

Causes and Sources of Poor Power Factor In an electrical power system, power factor is the ratio of the real power (kW) to the apparent power (kVA). A low power…

Different Methods Used for for Power Factor Correction The following devices and equipment are used for power factor improvement in an electrical system. Capacitor Banks: A bank of capacitors can…

• ## Power Factor Library

Power Factor Library What is Power Factor (Cosθ) ? Cos fi or P.f Definitions & Formulas Advantages of Power factor improvement and Correction Disadvantages of Low Power Factor Causes of…

• ## Disadvantages of Low Power Factor

What are the Disadvantages of Low Power Factor (P.F)? Power factor plays an important role in AC circuits as we know that power dissipation in three phase circuits Power in a…

• ## What is Power Factor (Cos ϕ) ? Cos fi or P.F Definition & Formulas

Power Factor Definitions and Formulas In electrical engineering, power factor is only and only related to AC circuits i.e. there is no power factor (P.f)  in DC circuits due to…