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RE: PFC capacitor rating

Original poster: "Loudner, Godfrey by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <gloudner-at-SINTE.EDU>

Hello Steve

PFC is not needed for non-shunted transformers like pole pigs. Shunted
transformers like neon sign transformers need PFC. 

Godfrey Loudner

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tesla list [SMTP:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 30, 2002 12:15 AM
> To:	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:	PFC capacitor rating
> Original poster: "Steve White by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> <slwhite-at-zeus.ia-dot-net>
> I want to use some motor run caps that I have to provide PFC for my 10 KVA
> pig-powered coil. The caps are rated at 370 VAC, so the voltage rating is
> fine
> for 240 VAC power. What I am wondering is do these capacitors have enough
> power
> handling capacity? There is no KVAR rating on these capacitors, only
> voltage
> and capacitance. They are GE motor run caps and are about 6" tall. What
> sort of
> PFC caps do other people use for their pig-powered coils?