MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KVAR EC™

What is power factor correction?

In simple terms, power factor is the efficiency of real power being used compared to the apparent (total) power being supplied. Power factor is often expressed as a percentage, which is a measurement of how efficiently volts and amps work together. Optimum efficiency would be expressed as 1.0 (unity), which represents 100%. If the power factor reading was 0.6, this would mean that the motor, for example, would be running at 60% efficiency (and, of course, 40% inefficiency).   





 






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