An automatic power factor correction unit is used to improve power factor. A power factor correction unit usually consists
of a number of capacitors that are switched by means of contactors. These contactors are controlled by a regulator that
measures power factor in an electrical network. To be able to measure 'power factor', the regulator uses a CT
(Current transformer) to measure the current in one phase.
Depending on the load and power factor of the network, the power factor controller will switch the necessary blocks of
capacitors in steps to make sure the power factor stays above 0.9 or other selected values (usually demanded by the energy