[TCML] Power Factor Correction
pslawinski at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 19:18:13 MDT 2008
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:18 PM, Lau, Gary <Gary.Lau at hp.com> wrote:
> There's the problem! The PFC cap(s) must be wired in PARALLEL with the NST
> Placing it in series can only reduce the primary current.
Odd, I wonder why it would have boosted the current so much at larger
values? Could it have saturated the shunts?
> Regards, Gary Lau
> MA, USA
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
> > Behalf Of Phillip Slawinski
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 5:33 PM
> > To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: [TCML] Power Factor Correction
> > Maybe 10uF is too much to get close to the right value. It seemed like
> > was the correct value but it wasn't. I measured secondary current and
> > had been reduced by 25%. 90mA vs 120. I did get a value that gave me
> > on the secondary side but the current draw on the primary was the same as
> > had been before.
> > I have the PFC caps wired in series with the hot line to the transformer.
> > On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Skip Malley <skip at ladybughell.com>
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