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Posted by Strabo on February 14, 2006, 12:41 am
 
In Re: Ideas for solar power in home -- on Mon, 13 Feb 2006
13:07:30 -0800, by Jim Baber, we read:


I checked the site and reviewed the installation of a residential
capacitor. It is not clear how this device might work with a
genset (15KW) and transfer switch. It seems to me it could remain
in the genset circuit and be a benefit. The issue then is whether
it would negatively effect the function of the generator. Any
thoughts?



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Posted by meow2222 on February 14, 2006, 2:44 am
 
Jim Baber wrote:

I'm not sure if it was you that said you'd improved pf to 99% or so. A
cap bank can not achieve that. Correcting pf of lagging loads (only) is
done with capacitors, but the capacitance online must be changed
dynamically to match the load pf correction requirement. Not doing so
means you wont get anywhere near 100% pf.

But the bigger factor is that many domestic loads are bridge rectifier
type, and these produce a low pf that is not capacitor correctable.

You may be able to produce a bit of improvement with fixed domestic
caps, but they will be far from an acccurate or ever full fix for less
than perfect pf.


NT


Posted by Jim Baber on February 15, 2006, 12:08 am
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meow2222@care2.com wrote:


I am happy with the 31% reduction in my total wattage.  I am not selling
these items myself, and I can't argue about the theory involved and I
don't care to take the time to research it any more.  It appears to have
worked for me, and we did nothing else in the time frame that I have
been referencing that could begin to account for the difference in
wattage.  In fact, since May, I replaced the liquid Oxygen I had been
using with a Oxygen concentrator.  It requires 40 W of electricity to
operate for 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Not a lot, about 2,453 kWh a
year, but quite significant.

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Posted by Jeff Thies on February 15, 2006, 3:51 am
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   It requires 40 W of electricity to

Shouldn't that be more like 350kWh???

24 * 365 * .04


  or is there a typo in there?

   Cheers,
Jeff

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You are correct I messed up the calculation and multiplied it by 7
thinking about 24*7.

Jeff Thies wrote:


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