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#203065 - 09/07/11 05:57 AM UL Article on Power Factor
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UL Report on Power Factor UL Report

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#203068 - 09/07/11 11:14 AM Re: UL Article on Power Factor [Re: Joe Tedesco]
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I have heard different arguments about this.

One says utility meters only measure true power and dwellings are not paying for bad power factors anyway.

I also understand heavy hitters like A/C compressors and refrigerators have power factor correction built in as part of the energy star certification. I notice when you see the test of a "green plug" or similar device, it is using an unloaded induction motor.
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