Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Peco's dirty secret


In every electrical distribution system there is a dirty little secret. About 40% of the power reaching the home return to the power company paid for yet unused by the consumer. It is similar to water going down the drain. This is called the power factor.

This not a conspiracy by the power company to charge you more. It is just necessary waste in any power system. The only place to fix this problem is at the point of use. The good new is you can fix it with a power factor corrector. You can also save money on your electric bill.




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