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Five Methods to Determine the Source of Harmonics

Category: Harmonics/Interharmonics

Five Methods To Determine The Source of HarmonicsFive Methods To Determine The Source of Harmonics

Read how to find the source of harmonics by following these five simple techniques.


Several methods are provided here to help identify the source of harmonic distortion. The best method depends on the details of the problem, especially if power factor correction capacitors are involved. 

This white paper provides an overview of each of the five methods, as well as tips on how to choose which method is best suited for the situation.

This Whitepaper Includes:

  • Harmonic Current Flow - "Follow the Current"
  • Harmonic Power Flow Direction
  • Relative Magnitudes Approach
  • Common Sense Approach - Evaluate Likely Sources, Customers
  • Resonance Clues

Download White Paper Here