Automatic Power Factor Detection And Correction using Aurdino

Publication Date : 25/05/2022

Author(s) :

Pratik Chavhan, Anuraj Patil, Omkar Patil , Divyanshu Thakare.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 10
Issue 4
(05 - 2022)

Abstract :

This project is mainly proposed for reducing the power loss in industries by using power factor compensation through a number of shunt capacitors. Power factor is defined as the ratio of real power to apparent power. So, the increase in reactive power (real power) increases the apparent power , so the power factor also decreases. By having low power factor the industry needs more energy to meet its demand, so the efficiency decreases. In this system we proposed the time lag between zero voltage pulse and zero current pulse delay generated by suitable op-amp circuits in comparator mode and fed into two interrupt pins in microcontroller. Microcontroller displays the power loss due to inductive load on the LCD. This process is continuously actuate until the power loss would be zero by using relays which is used to bring the shunt capacitors into load circuit. 8-bit microcontroller is used in this project which belongs to AVR family.

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