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The San Diego Alternative Energy Meetup Group Message Board Solar & Electric › Power Correction Unit

Power Correction Unit

Mark C.
healthyfoodist
Carlsbad, CA
This unit only seems to work well with a residence that has an unusually large inductive load (e.g. pool pump, koi pond pump). Otherwise the savings will be marginal because the power conditioning unit itself draws a small, continuous amount of current, even when no inductive load is present. Nowadays, most appliances with motors (e.g. refrigerator, AC) come with built in power factor correction, so installing such a unit on the home is not going to be adding much to the overall savings. The KVAR people allegedly will conduct a power survey of a potential customer to see (1) if the home would benefit and (2) which size of unit to apply.
Most commercial facilities and/or motor systems would benefit from a power conditioning unit of some kind.
Here is a link: http://peswiki.com/in...­

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