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What Are The Effects of Harmonics?

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A power system’s ability to perform at optimal levels is compromised when harmonic distortion enters the system. It creates inefficiencies in equipment operations due to the increased need for power consumption. The increase of overall current required creates higher installation and utility costs, heating, and decreasing profitability.

Power system problems that can occur without a harmonic filter:

  • Increased installation and utility cost
  • Overheating of components
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Nuisance tripping of circuit breakers
  • Inaccurate measurements on sensors
  • Telecommunication interference

MTE offers the Matrix AP harmonic filter, which is the most advanced filter on the market today. It features patented Adaptive Passive Technology that allows it to perform like no other filter – adapting to varying loads and virtually eliminating distortion. The Matrix AP allows you to meet IEEE-519 standards.