The article “Back-to-Basics: On Power Factor and Why We Correct It” examines the topic of power factor by examining what it is and its implications, as well as discussing power factor correction. Published in Power Electronics and written by CUI Power Marketing Applications Engineer, Arun Ananthampalayam, the article begins, “Power factor is on the list of concerns for designers of virtually every device that draws significant power from a mains socket, as well as for engineers in heavy-electrical sectors. The power factor target, based on legislation, plus efficiency, component cost, and volume/board space, needs to be considered.”
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