A capacitor bank is a group of capacitors that are connected in parallel or series to provide a specific amount of capacitance. Capacitor banks are used in electrical power systems to increase the voltage of the system.
When a capacitor bank is connected to an electrical power system, it can help to stabilize the voltage of the system by absorbing or releasing electrical energy as needed. The voltage of a capacitor is determined by the amount of capacitance and the amount of charge stored in the capacitor.
When a capacitor bank is charged, it stores electrical energy in the form of an electric field between the plates of the capacitor. This energy can then be released back into the system to help maintain the voltage level of the system.
In a power system, when there is a sudden increase in demand for power, the voltage level of the system can drop. This can cause problems such as the dimming of lights or equipment malfunction. By releasing the stored energy in the capacitor bank back into the system, the voltage level can be increased, helping to stabilize the system and prevent voltage fluctuations.
This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Systems! For nearly a half a century, Becker Mining has been at the forefront of industry safety. Becker/SMC is the industry’s leader in increasingly more sophisticated electrical control systems. Most of the major innovations, design features and specialized electrical components have been developed by Becker/SMC.