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Offline thedoc298

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power factor correction
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:14:36 AM »
I fired my coil first time tonight and it was a rush. 4 15000 / 30ma neons. Seem to be the sweet spot from the start and of course that is where the scope showed the tap to be, got to love math.

My question is, is it of any benefit in performance to add the power factor capacitors. Seems I remember that it is no benefit, but I don't really remember. Thanks
One other thing, im using a srsg and I just gaped it at about 2mm and it worked fine, not seen any post of what others have set theirs gap to. Thanks again.

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Re: power factor correction
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 04:36:50 PM »
PFC has no benefit to performance. It is useful if you are running close to your circuit breaker trip point. PFC will lower the real wall current and allow you to draw more real power from the wall outlet without tripping the circuit breaker. If you already have plenty of margin on the wall current I see no value.
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Re: power factor correction
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