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UL Article on Power Factor #203065
09/07/11 08:57 AM
09/07/11 08:57 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Re: UL Article on Power Factor [Re: Joe Tedesco] #203068
09/07/11 02:14 PM
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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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