July 21, 2011

Power factor correction: Data loggers with long recording times (TDK-EPC Corporation)

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TDK-EPC, a group company of the TDK Corporation, presents the EPCOS DataLOG SD data logger for the EPCOS PFC controllers BR6000-R12/S485 (from V5.0) and BR7000. This newly developed data recording equipment can be used to record and store all the values measured by the controller. An SD card with a storage capacity of 1 GB is included in the scope of delivery. Evaluation software for Windows PCs is also included and allows the measured values to be analyzed.

The data logger allows the recording of grid parameters as well as the relevant parameters of a PFC system inclusive of switching sequences and the switching-on time of all steps as well as the temperature. Depending on the measuring intervals, the recording time can be extended up to several weeks.

The data logger is connected directly to the controller interface via the supplied Ethernet cable. Its plastic casing measures 66 x 28 x 66 mm³.

Glossary

  • Reactive power: occurs whenever the phase angle between the current and voltage shifts. It is caused by inductive loads such as electric motors and transformers. Reactive power has no use, but is necessarily generated by power plants.
  • Power factor controller: automatically switches PFC capacitors into the network when required. Reactive power can be almost completely compensated in this way, thus reducing energy costs and protecting the environment.

Main applications

  • Automatic PFC systems in three-phase industrial networks.

Main features and benefits

  • Recording the grid parameters as well as all relevant parameters of a PFC system.
  • Recording time up to several weeks.

About TDK-EPC Corporation


TDK-EPC Corporation (TDK-EPC), a TDK group company, is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. TDK-EPC has emerged from the combination of the electronic components business of TDK and the EPCOS Group and markets its products under the product brands, TDK and EPCOS.

The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors. With this product spectrum TDK-EPC offers a broad range of products and solutions of outstanding value from a single source and focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.

Further information on the products can be found under www.epcos.com/pfc

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