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Power Factor Controllers

 

The tradition of industrial power factor control

 

The DPFC line of automatic power factor controllers allowed Microidea to penetrate the world of industrial power factor control and green energy as far back as 2009. For Microidea, the concept of consumed energy quality is the basis of all its products.

 

The ability to use all the energy you pay for is by no means a matter of course, but it is a goal to be pursued attentively and consistently.

 

What are power factor controllers for?


Power factor controllers serve to reduce the phase shift between the voltage and induced current in a reactive load. In fact, these devices are able to read the phase shift between the voltage and current absorbed by the load in real time, and use a specially designed algorithm to connect and disconnect banks of capacitors so that they consume part of the absorbed energy, transforming it into usable energy.

 

This reduces the phase shift created naturally in all applications that use electric motors, industrial processes that use welding machines, or in the world of HVAC (heating and air conditioning). Power factor controllers are very important because they keep the power factor of the whole system within the limits established by the National Electrical Energy Agency, thereby avoiding potentially severe economic penalties.

 

Not only that, power factor controllers also have a positive effect on electricity consumption because keeping the power factor close to the optimal value of one prevents waste and overloading.