EPCOS, represented in Australia by Ramelec , has released the PhaseMod power factor correction series. Thanks to integration of capacitors, busbars, contactors, LVHBC fuses, discharge resistors, temperature monitoring circuitry and the controller in a single, ready-to-connect module, weight and space savings of up to 80% are obtained.
PFC systems based on PhaseMod cost about 50% less to implement than conventional systems. Significant advantages are also obtained in installation and maintenance. The new modules are available for correction of reactive power from 50 to 100 kVar in corresponding steps. They are supplied for all common voltages from 230V to 480V ac.
Thanks to integration of a PFC controller one module of the S PhaseMod family can replace a complete low-power PFC system. Modules of the A PhaseMod family are intended for installation in automatically controlled PFC systems for up to 500 kvar. Thanks to their modular design, PhaseMod systems can be adapted and extended to match changing requirements at any time.