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What do I gain with a Unity Output Power Factor (kW=kVA)?


Issue:
What do I gain with a Unity Output Power Factor (kW=kVA)?


Product line:
Three Phase UPS Systems


Environment:
All models/ all serial numbers


Cause:
What do I gain with a Unity Output Power Factor (kW=kVA)? The advantage of unity power factor is that these UPS systems are 100% compatible with today's high power factor loads. Traditionally, a UPS with a lower power factor needs to be oversized to support today's power factor corrected loads.  Some APC 3-phase UPS products as well as newer single phase products(SRT6K) have an output rating of kW=kVA or Unity Power Factor. While the more traditional double conversion units have output ratings of kW=0.8kVA.


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

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

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