Author(s): Sanjay N. Patel, Mulav P. Rathod, Keyur C. Patel, Parth H. Panchal, Jaimin N. Prajapati
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Vol.2 - Issue 3 (March - 2013)
One of the concerns to put on the energy efficiency is in relation to the system power factor. From the view of industrial practices, low power factor might cause equipment failure and higher operation costs. This paper proposes a conceptual design of microcontroller based automatic power correction (APFC Relay) for 1 ? ŠĖ and 3 - ŠĖ circuit with intension to be used in power factor (either linear or non-linear) loads applications. The design of this auto adjustable power factor correction is to ensure the entire power system always preserving almost unity power factor and thus optimizing the current consumption and compared with predetermines reference value. The conceptual design of power factor correction techniques has gone through a set of simulation tests using Power System Computer Aided Design (PSCAD).The results are obtained and verified that the proposed PSCAD circuit is capable to produce a reliable output and can be further be implemented in practical application.
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