APFC relays from L&T are known by etaCon L series which has different models such as L3, L5, L7, L8 and L12. Apart from this these L&T APFC relay are available with 110 to 415V and 440 AC input. Alarm systems are vigilant about current and voltage fluctuation, capacitor overload due to harmonic Voltage and over temperature. APFC relays from L&T are available in 3, 5, 7, 8 and 12 step configuration with a current rating of 5A which correspond to the series numbers as well.
APFC’s from Schneider are available under sub brand Varlogic and in 6, 8 and 12 step configuration. A 4 digit LED display system is available on the APFC’s and are made up of ABS material. A voltage rating of 440V and current rating of 5A makes it an overall better product. The alarm system is vigilant about current and voltage fluctuation, overcompensation and over temperature. APFC relays price list and other technical details are available online just a click away.
Technical facts and features:
To understand in detail about APFC [Automatic power factor controller] relay its necessary to understand in brief about the power factor itself. The definition of power factor can be understood as a ratio between actual power [KW] and apparent power [KVA] drawn by an electrical equipment. The outcome of this ratio depicts the conversion of current into actual usable work. Power factor is generally calculated between 0 and 1, wherein, a value closer to 1 makes the action of conversion more efficient. Generally, losses occur in the current flow while the distribution of the electric power and its supply which can cause an increase in billable amount for the customer. So if the power factor is improved or controlled, it can contribute towards a reduction in losses in turn reducing the billable amount. Inductive loads like induction motor or an induction furnace can cause a poor power factor which can be increased by including power factor correcting gadgets.
Benefits of APFC [Automatic power factor correction] relays:
1. Reduction in electrical losses
2. The Consumer pays the appropriate amount of bill
3. Due to the use of APFC relays the life of switchgear and other electrical components like capacitors can be increased.
4. Increase in system capacity
5. Controlled power factor system as compared to uncontrolled system does not experience voltage drops which help applications like motors to run cooler as overheating due to voltage fluctuation is eliminated.
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