Autodaptive® Capacitor Control

Capacitor Control for Pole-Top Capacitor Banks

  • Increases effectiveness of installed capacitors to reduce system losses

  • Increases effectiveness of installed capacitors for voltage control

  • Adapts reference voltage, bandwidth, and switching time delay to changing conditions such as long-term load growth on distribution circuits and short-term variations in expected loads

The M-2501B Autodaptive® Capacitor Control increases the effectiveness of installed distribution system capacitor banks by controlling circuit voltage and reducing system losses due to VAr flow. The control monitors the average voltage at the point of installation, voltage changes caused by capacitor bank switching and the number of switch operations to effect optimum capacitor bank control considering local system conditions. The control’s infrared communications feature allows local/monitoring through the M-2501B's infrared port. Also, when equipped with the Beckwith Electric M-2980 CAMP™ (Capacitor Automated Monitoring and Protection) adapter, the M-2501B provides wireless control, near real-time system data, alarms and failure polling of remote capacitor banks to SCADA networks.

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