PFC Caps (Was RE: I need a bigger variac. (fwd)) (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 07:16:12 -0500
From: "Thornton, Russ #CSR2000" <ThorntoR-at-rc.pafb.af.mil>
To: 'Tesla discussion Group' <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: PFC Caps (Was RE: I need a bigger variac. (fwd))

>Your transformers should draw about 5 amps each for a total of 10 amps.  Your
>present variac should be able to handle that without getting too hot.  This
>providing you are using power factor correction caps across the primary of
>transformers.  Without pfc caps, the total input current may be 15 amps or
>more, which is too much for your variac.
>Ed Sonderman

What kind of caps are pfcs? are they specifically designed for this
purpose or just standard caps with the correct values.  You also speak
in the plural. If there is more than one could you describe the

>Russ Thornton
>CSR 2040, 
>Building 989, Rm.  A1-N20
>Phone: (407) 494-6430 
>Email: thorntor-at-rc.pafb.af.mil