LV Static Capacitor Banks

- These banks are designed to work in electrical networks with rated voltage of 400V, with big and fast load fluctuations where the power factor cannot be corrected with electromechanically-driven capacitor stages.

- Here the power factor compensation is done using static switches based on thyristors technology, for the ON and OFF switching of different capacitor steps including the protection fuses and a fast PF regulator. The step is switched ON at zero voltage avoiding ON voltage transients, and it is switched OFF at zero current avoiding any OFF current transients. Hence, this technology results in low wearing of capacitors and a much longer life span.