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How PFC Capacitors Affect Harmonic Levels

Category: PQ Theory, PMI Products, Power Quality, Guardian, Harmonics/Interharmonics, Eagle

How PFC Capacitors Affect Harmonic Levels

How PFC Capacitors Affect Harmonic Levels

It is essential to understand how PFC capacitors affect PF and harmonics, and their importance to power networks.


Power networks have become increasingly more complex with the rapid growth of non-linear loads.


These additions place significant burden on a network, resulting in a reexamination of today’s installations.


This white paper briefly overviews some power quality basics including: power factor, harmonics, and power factor correction capacitors.


This White Paper Includes:

  • Understanding Power Factor Correction
  • Power Factor Basics
  • Improving PF
  • Harmonic Distortion
  • Overview of Harmonics
  • Harmonic Effects of PFC Capacitors
  • Resonance with System Impedence
  • Overloading PFC Capacitors
  • Overcoming Resonance
  • Harmonic Filtering
  • Harmonic Evaluation

Download White Paper Here