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How Many Industrial Capacitors to Install

Capacitors are rated in kilovars. The number of capacitor kilovars to be installed can be computed simply by entering in the boxes below
  • present power factor (%)
  • desired power factor (%)"
  • kW Load"
For example, with a load of 2000 kW at 68% power factor, you will need 1500 kvars in order to correct the power factor to 95%.

Note: This calculation should be used as a guide only to estimate the about of capacitance required. Other factors must be taken into consideration as well such as harmonics and loading. GES can assist you in determining your capacitor requirements. To request assistance, click here.
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