Power Factor Correction for Both Leading and Lagging Loads Using Compensation Method

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Project Code :TEMBMA1749


  The electricity has become vital source of energy to almost every kind of load existing in nature, hence a need arises to provide energy to load at its full potential without the wastage of power. In order to achieve such, we need to improve power factor which occurs due to phase shift between voltage and current. This article includes a new implementation method to improve power factor for both leading and lagging loads using PIC Microcontroller after determining their zero crossing locations of voltage and current waveforms by zero cross detectors (ZCD). Capacitive and inductive banks are used for the compensation of power factor according to nature of load which is determined based on microcontroller algorithm. After power factor compensation the proposed method improved apparent power approximately from 18 to 40 percent.

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Block Diagram

PIC16F77A, Current sensor, APFC


PIC Microcontroller, Current sensor, LCD, Relay, Power Supply, Capacitor Bank, Embedded C, MPLAB IDE

Learning Outcomes

  • Arduino pin diagram and architecture
  • How to install Arduino IDE  software
  • Setting up and installation procedure for Arduino
  • Introduction to Arduino IDE
  • Basic coding in Arduino IDE
  • Working of Current sensor
  • Interface Current sensor with Arduino?
  • Working of Relay
  • Interface Relay with Arduino?
  • Working of LCD
  • Interface LCD with Arduino?
  • Working of power supply
  • About Project Development Life Cycle:
    • Planning and Requirement Gathering( software’s, Tools, Hardware components, etc.,)
    • Schematic preparation 
    • Code development and debugging
    • Hardware development and debugging
    • Development of the Project and  Output testing
  • Practical exposure to:
    • Hardware and software tools.
    • Solution providing for real time problems.
    • Working with team/ individual.
    • Work on Creative ideas.
  • Project development Skills:
    • Problem analyzing skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Creativity and imaginary skills
    • Programming skills
    • Deployment
    • Testing skills
    • Debugging skills
    • Project presentation skills
    • Thesis writing skills

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