Power Factor (PF) is a measure of the efficiency of electric power delivery to a load.
Traditionally, the phase shift from inductive loads was the major cause of poor PF and was straightforward to correct.
Today’s harmonic loads create even worse power factor, and the correction is much more difficult.
Here, an overview of how harmonics affect power factor is given and how this mechanism differs from the traditional problems with inductive loads.
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