Power Factor Controller MAX6
MAX6 Power Factor Controller:
Power Factor Controller Computer MAX6 have been designed to offer simple and efficient regulation features. The whole range of computer regulators is based on CIRCUTOR’s FCP system (Fast Computerized Program), offering a set of unique performance features. Its main features are as follows:
- Shows by display: cos φ, voltage, current, THD(I) and, besides, records in memory maximum values for voltage and current provides the “phase selection” function, that allows the user choosing the power line phase where the measuring current transformer (C.T.) has been placed in allows viewing in display the variation of cos φ, line current and THD(I), when manually connecting or disconnecting capacitor steps.
- Indication by display or through relay output of following alarm conditions: Compensation failure, Over-compensation, Over-voltage, Over-current, C.T. not connected or open, Line current below measurable value
- Brand: Circutor
- Model: Computer Max6
- Power Supply: 230VAC, 50/60 Hz 8VA
- Measure: L1: 5A~, L2/L3: 230VAC
- Relay OUT: 250VAC, 10A
- Serial No: 38204601368
PFC (power factor correction; also known as power factor controller) is a feature included in some computer and other power supply boxes that reduces the amount of reactive power generated by a computer. Reactive power operates at right angles to true power and energizes the magnetic field. Reactive power has no real value for an electronic device, but electric companies charge for both true and reactive power resulting in unnecessary charges. PFC is a required feature for power supplies shipped to Europe.
In power factor correction, the power factor (represented as “k”) is the ratio of true power (kwatts) divided by reactive power (kvar). The power factor value is between 0.0 and 1.00. If the power factor is above 0.8, the device is using power efficiently. A standard power supply has a power factor of 0.70-0.75, and a power supply with PFC has a power factor of 0.95-0.99.
PFC is not used solely for computer power supplies. In other industries, PFC equipment is used to reduce the reactive power produced by fluorescent and high bay lighting, arc furnaces, induction welders, and equipment that uses electrical motors.