Built for today’s power challenges

PowerVar is Powerside’s industrial line of low voltage automatic capacitor and harmonic filter banks. Available in capacities ranging from 75 to 1200 kvar and nominal voltage ratings from 208V to 600V, these banks automatically compensate for load variations that cause power factor and harmonic fluctuations. Their compact and robust design makes them an ideal choice when centralized load compensation is required in medium to large industrial and commercial environments.

The PowerVar banks are equipped with self-healing capacitors cells and have a safety system that can sustain higher current ratings, limits reactor losses and in-rush currents, and minimizes heating. The harmonic filters have durable insulated reactors and temperature sensors that deactivate them in case of overload. They are available in detuned configurations, set to the 3.78th harmonic to provide resonance-free power factor compensation, and tuned.

Features

  • Programmable smart controller automatically adjusts to pre-set power factor
  • USB port, Modbus, Ethernet, and Profibus interfaces
  • Configured to meet installations requirements
  • Fast Ship

Benefits

  • Increased operational and energy efficiency
  • Improved equipment reliability
  • Increase operational reliability
  • Reduced utility bill

Applications

  • Sawmills
  • Food and beverage
  • Material handling
  • Buildings complex (commercial, residential, airports, university’s and …)
  • PowerVar PFC

    Low harmonics, variable loads

    Specs

    Compensation type
    Auto capacitor

    Capacity
    75 – 1200 kvar

    Nominal voltage
    480V-600V*

    Maximum steps
    12

    Network harmonics
    Low network harmonics

    Load characteristics
    Variable

    Switching Type
    Contactor

    Filter Tuning
    N/A

    Power factor controller
    Microprocessor-based with harmonic over current protection

    Operating Temperature (C/F)
    -40° to 115° /-40° to 46°

    Enclosure rating
    NEMA 1/12/3R

    Options

    208/240 V

    NEMA 4X

    Blown fuse indicator

    Modbus, Ethernet, and Profibus

    Capacitor life indicator

    Metering

    Amp meter and position selector

    Pilot lights

    Power on indicator

    GFI breaker

    On/Off selector switch

    Alarm

    Door switch

    Temperature alarm

  • PowerVar Harmonic

    Moderate harmonics, variable loads

    Specs

    Compensation type
    Auto capacitor

    Capacity
    75 – 1200 kvar

    Nominal voltage
    480V-600V*

    Maximum steps
    12

    Network harmonics
    Low network harmonics

    Load characteristics
    Variable

    Switching Type
    Contactor

    Filter Tuning
    N/A

    Power factor controller
    Microprocessor-based with harmonic over current protection

    Operating Temperature (C/F)
    -40° to 115° /-40° to 46°

    Enclosure rating
    NEMA 1/12/3R

    Options

    208/240 V

    NEMA 4X

    Blown fuse indicator

    Modbus, Ethernet, and Profibus

    Capacitor life indicator

    Metering

    Amp meter and position selector

    Pilot lights

    Power on indicator

    GFI breaker

    On/Off selector switch

    Alarm

    Door switch

    Temperature alarm

  • PowerVar Filter

    High harmonics, variable loads

    Specs

    Compensation type
    Auto filter

    Capacity
    75 – 1200 kvar

    Nominal voltage
    480V-600V*

    Maximum steps
    12

    Network harmonics
    High network harmonics

    Load characteristics
    Variable

    Switching Type
    Contactor

    Filter Tuning
    3.78

    Power factor controller
    Microprocessor-based with harmonic over current protection

    Operating Temperature (C/F)
    -40° to 115° /-40° to 46°

    Enclosure rating
    NEMA 1/12/3R

    Options

    208/240 V

    NEMA 4X

    Blown fuse indicator

    Modbus, Ethernet, and Profibus

    Capacitor life indicator

    Metering

    Amp meter and position selector

    Pilot lights

    Power on indicator

    GFI breaker

    On/Off selector switch

    Alarm

    Door switch

    Temperature alarm

  • PowerVar Fast

    High harmonics, variable loads

    Specs

    Compensation type
    Fast capacitor

    Capacity
    75 – 1200 kvar

    Nominal voltage
    480V-600V*

    Maximum steps
    12

    Network harmonics
    High network harmonics

    Load characteristics
    Dynamic

    Switching Type
    2 Phase Thyristor

    Filter Tuning
    3.78th

    Power factor controller
    Microprocessor-based with harmonic over current protection

    Operating Temperature (C/F)
    -40° to 115° /-40° to 46°

    Enclosure rating
    NEMA 1/12/3R

    Options

    208/240 V

    NEMA 4X

    Blown fuse indicator

    Modbus, Ethernet, and Profibus

    Capacitor life indicator

    Metering

    Amp meter and position selector

    Pilot lights

    Power on indicator

    GFI breaker

    On/Off selector switch

    Alarm

    Door switch

    Temperature alarm