Power Factor Correction Capacitors
Wherever electric motors are used in heavy load operations, such as with conveyors, compressors and saws, power factor correction can provide significant benefit. Power factor correction capacitors serve as both energy savers and equipment savers that can lower the amperage used, correct voltage drops, and stave off overheating, thereby prolonging equipment life. System design engineers use them. In addition, these types of capacitors have been known to help large plants avoid utility reactive power consumption penalties. For more on capacitors and motors, see our motor run capacitors, motor start capacitors, and capacitor accessories.