Re: PFC for neons

In a message dated 96-07-12 00:34:34 EDT, you write:

 Is there a rule of thumb or a formula for determining
 the capacitance for power factor correction on a neon
 transformer? Would the typical motor start capacitor be OK
 for this assuming proper capacitance?
 Also can a bank of neons be treated as a single transformer
 and corrected with a single cap or should each one be treated
 Mike Hammer

I think someone, maybe Richard Quick, did publish a list for proper sizing of
the pfc caps.  Yes, motor start capacitors work great.  If you have an AC
current meter, you can just try a few combinations and use the caps that
yeilds the lowest current.  I would think you could treat all the
transformers together.

Ed Sonderman