Utilizing Harmonic Filter Technology

Posted on: 19 December 2013

Motors with electro-mechanical starts do not create worthwhile harmonics. When the adjustable speed drive is used to power the motor, the circuitry to drive does not take the current in a sinusoidal manner. This can affect other equipment attached to the transformer. Harmonics are currents and volts that consist of multiples of 60 Hz. The power generated cannot be used and takes up the electrical capacity of the motor. The system that has a lot of harmonics will eventually break down as a result of the defect. [Read More]