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I am facing problem in a 400 kva 11000/440v transformer. Its powerfactor drops to 0.2 in night at noload.
I have connected 150 KVAR capacitor bank in night by a timer. But it improved to 0.6 only. In day time powerfactor is ok around 0.95. So pl. suggest what i do now.
As we know all, the Power Factor of any transformer without loads is a small or too small value depending on Transformer’s No-load current named ” iο ” as it’s almost Inductive Current, therefore, to improve the Power Factor for any transformer we use the following equation to calculate the Capacitors’ power should be installed :
Qο = Sn x iο
- Qο : the Capacitors’ Power ” kVAR “
- Sn : the Transformer’s Power ” kVA “
- iο = the Transformer’s No-load Current ” % “
Refer to your information, I think that the value of No-load Current of this transformer is big enough, and may be you need more than ” 150 kVAR “, but if not, it will better to check if the installed Capacitors work correctly and the supply voltage is connected to all steps.