Technical FAQs

Ask a Question

Galaxy 3500, Smart-UPS VT and AIS3000 Power Factor Information

Issue:
Galaxy 3500, Smart-UPS VT and AIS3000 Power Factor Information

 
Product line:
Galaxy 3500, Smart-UPS VT and AIS3000
 
 
Environment:
All models/ all serial numbers
 
 
Cause:
Galaxy 3500, Smart-UPS VT and AIS3000 Power Factor Information
 

Resolution:
"The SUVT and the AIS3000 have an Input Power Factor Correction Module which corrects the Power Factor on the input of the unit. The Input Power Factor is 1. There is no phase shift between voltage and current on the input, which minimizes the installation costs by enabling the use of smaller size cabling.

The Output Power Factor is 0.8 - what means that, for example, a 10KVA unit can provide a maximum total load of 8KW. This means there is a difference of 20% between real and apparent power.

Refer to the following application note for a better understanding of power factor as related to APC products

http://www.apc.com/salestools/SADE-5TNQYL/SADE-5TNQYL_R1_EN.pdf

 

Was this helpful?
What can we do to improve the information ?