Perfect Power V
- Allows power distribution to operate at maximum efficiency
- Improves voltage
- Minimizes energy lost as heat
- Increases reliability of electronic equipment
- Can effectively decrease your power bill
- Eliminates power surges - Eliminates voltage spikes
- Eliminates current lag
How it Works:
Voltage and current change direction 60 times per second. If the voltage and the current change directions at the same time and in the same direction, the Power Factor is said to be in unity. If the current lags the voltage, the pf is less than unity and some of the current will be effectively ’wasted’, i.e. it will not contribute to the work. The PPV with its capacitors and circuitry “re-align” the pf, resulting in better power efficiency for the consumer.
Electrical motors, ballasts, compressors, HID lighting inductive power, which is a common cause leading to voltage and current misalignment. When switched on they draw Apparent Power (kVA) from the mains, kVA is comprised of Active Power (kW), the power actually being consumed, as well as Reactive Power (kVAr), the power feeding the electromagnetic circuit of the control gear.
Reactive Power (kVAr) doesn’t add benefit to the user, but does cost the consumer money. The less kVAr used the greater the savings, with no reduced consumption. The charts below are an example of how the concept works. Figure 1 shows a regular consumption with angle of Q1. Figure 2 has a reduced Q2 angle lessening the amount of kVAr consumption, but at the same time the working power kW has remained constant without effecting the working power. Real Power and Apparent Power are said to be at unity, a 1.0 pf, if they share the same plane. All electrical energy is going towards real work.
Using a combination of capacitors, resistors, inductors and integrated circuit boards, power monitor and micro processor the PPV can bring the voltage and current supplied into phase with each other. This results in a smooth, reliable, continuous “clean” flow of electricity, which makes for efficient power consumption even on smaller loads.