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 Post subject: Kvar inductive load balancing
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:32 am 
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Heya,

I went to the Living Green Expo last weekend, and I saw a very nice VAWT on display by mnwind.us
they also had a neat little bank of capacitors product that showed off the "slowing down" of a power meter due to local inductive load balancing of these capacitors. The product is called kVar energy controller: http://www.kvar.com/1001/products/

In any case, it made me think that TCMaker's large electrical loads are probably motors spinning for saws, lathes, grinder, spinning things, etc. Maybe a similar bank of capacitors would be easy to add to the hack factory to both reduce the electric bill and increase local power efficiency...

Just a thought!

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 Post subject: Re: Kvar inductive load balancing
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Pretty neat. Some of the wind farms that I have worked on have opted for Cap bank for the same reason and to bump up the voltage as well.


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