Impact of leading power factor loads on synchronous alternators

May 21st, 2013, Published in Articles: Energize

by Gary Olson, Cummins Power Generation

Many electrical loads incorporate elements that can impose a leading power factor on the power source. While these loads are typically not a problem for utility power sources, leading power factor can cause generator set failures or the failure of certain loads to operate properly on a generator set.

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