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Power Factor Improvement & Correction | Power Triangle & Capacitor Banks

The electrical energy is almost exclusively generated, transmitted and distributed in the form of alternating current. Therefore, the question of power factor immediately comes into picture. Most of the loads (e.g. induction motors, arc lamps) are inductive in nature and hence have low lagging power factor. Low power factor is highly undesirable as it causes… Read More »

Star or WYE (Y) Connection

In this method of inter-connection the similar ends either the ‘start’ or ‘finish’ are joined together at point N. This common point N is called star point or neutral point. Ordinarily only three wires are carried to the external circuit giving 3-phase, 3-wire star connected system but sometimes a fourth-wire, known as neutral wire is… Read More »

Series and Shunt Capacitors in Transmission Lines for Power Factor Correction

In order to understand the usage of different types of capacitors in transmission lines we must first look in different way first the effect of power factor on the power system. Because the subject is related to the power factor correction.  The power factor formula of an AC electric power system clearly indicates that this… Read More »