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An Overview of Power Factor Improvement Techniques for Domestic and Industrial Loads


Anjali Shalimar, Silpa Thomas, Unnikrishnan L.
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In the present world which is continuously looking towards advancement in technology power is very precious. So it is necessary to find out the causes of power pollution and methods must be adopted to minimize the same. Industries mainly have inductive and non linear loads. Thus the overall power factor of industries are very low due to the increased intake of reactive power by the inductive loads Embedded technology comes into picture for the very first time when we are thinking about any programmable device for power factor improvement. Today embedded technology is very much popular and efficient and micro controller based embedded technology is chosen to develop most products. A suitable circuit for Automatic power factor correction can be developed and the same technique can be applied to the industries, power systems and households such that stability of the system can be increased. . It is economical to use micro controller for the development of the circuit.

Anjali Shalimar, Silpa Thomas, Unnikrishnan L.

Disturbances, Harmonics, Nonlinear, Relay


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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | January-Febuary - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-02-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
151-154 IJSRSET151134   Technoscience Academy

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Anjali Shalimar, Silpa Thomas, Unnikrishnan L., "An Overview of Power Factor Improvement Techniques for Domestic and Industrial Loads", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.151-154, January-Febuary-2015.
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