View Single Post
Old 02-20-17, 08:23 AM   #45
oil pan 4
Land owner
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 1,026
Thanks: 12
Thanked 127 Times in 107 Posts

Did another one. I took my 120v air compressor which had power factor corrected, with 140uf and converted it to 240v with a different motor. I used my box of capacitors and an amp meter to power factor correct it like usual.
It ended up only needing 50uf.
It went from running a 0.2 power factor unloaded to a .96, saving almost 4 amps.

Last edited by oil pan 4; 02-20-17 at 06:40 PM..
oil pan 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oil pan 4 For This Useful Post:
jeff5may (02-20-17)