- Published 30 Aug 2023
- Last Modified 26 Jan 2024

- 6 min

# What is Power Factor Correction (PFC)?

If you have high utility costs due to a low power factor in your electrical systems, RS power factor correction devices can come to the rescue. Learn about how PFC balances out a circuit’s reactive power to bring down heat and waste and crank up efficiency and equipment life.

## Why is Power Factor Correction Required and How is it Achieved?

## Power Factor Correction Circuit

## How to Calculate Capacitor Value for Power Factor Correction

## Types of Power Factor Correction Techniques and Devices

### Capacitor Banks

### Static Var Compensators (SVCs)

### Active Power Factor Correction (APFC)

### Hybrid Power Factor Correction

## The Benefits of Power Factor Correction

### Energy Efficiency and Reduced Electricity Costs

### Equipment Lifespan and Reduced Risk of Failure

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## Related links

- Power Factor Correction
- Power Factor Correction Capacitors
- Infineon Power Factor Correction
- Onsemi Power Factor Correction
- Power Factor Correction Capacitor (PFC) 57.1kvar
- EPCOS Power Factor Correction Capacitor (PFC) 250nF 1
- Integrations Power Factor Correction
- Vishay Power Factor Correction Capacitor (PFC) 3 x 77.0μF 20kvar 3