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Commercial – Industrial – Residential

Reducing electrical waste and energy costs!


Energy efficiency is a commitment worth making, especially
with today’s global climate change. Become more earth friendly,
while reaping the financial savings from using the KVAR EC
What is a KVAR Energy Controller? KVAR EC is an electromagnetic control system that
reduces the amount of non-productive current in your existing electrical system. It helps to
significantly reduce electrical costs and pollution from energy generated by the utility
companies.

KVAR EC will reduce demand at the meter by reducing lost and wasted power, plus it will
reduce maintenance costs and increase equipment life by reducing heat around the motor and
wiring caused by reactive current.

Why is energy efficiency so important? Up to 25% of the billable electricity consumed in


homes and businesses is non-productive and unusable.

Most AC motors operate at 80% efficiency or less under a full load…the efficiency drops
dramatically at lower loads.

This non-productive energy wastes money and also shortens the life of inductive equipment
such as motors, HVAC equipment, pumps and major appliances.

“Over $16 billion dollars of electricity is unusable energy, but billable in the U.S.”

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

“The adequacy of North America’s electricity system will decline unless changes are
made soon…demand for electricity is expected to increase over the next ten years by 19
percent in the U.S. but confirmed power capacity will increase by only 6 percent.”

Source: North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)

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How does KVAR help our energy shortages? KVAR EC fine tunes electrical systems to
reduce non-productive and wasted electricity giving you cost-effective energy!

Is the KVAR Unit Legal? Absolutely, it has fourteen patents nationally and internationally and
has been UL (Underwriters Laboratory) approval, CSA (Canadian Standard Approved) in
addition to energy and safety tests conducted by the following organizations, NASA, EPA
(Environmental Protection Agency), U.S. Department of Energy, and are RoHS Complaint
(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) UK.

The manufacturer is KVAR Energy Savings, Inc. of Port Orange, Florida and distributing to a
worldwide distributor network.

The authority of the power company ENDS at the sealed meter. Period! When the power
company sends you all this electricity much of the WASTED electricity is emitted and disposed
of throughout your home and all around you. Within that wasted energy are EMF emissions
you are constantly being exposed to. Unless you have something pulling/drawing that energy
from the power source (AKA meter) that energy sits there waiting for you to consume it. Even
though you are not using ALL the energy they send you… YOU are paying for what you use
and what you waste. The KVAR unit takes that power being sent to you and pulls it into the
patented capacitors. Then it sends that wasted energy back to the power company. There is
no other product on the market that offers a more COST EFFICIENT energy saving product
than this one. The KVAR unit takes the active part of energy and sends the excess right back
through the transformer and back to the electrical company that is sending it. The legality of
the product is the fourteen national and international patents. Those patents are issued with
governmental approval and backed by U.S. Department of Energy.

The power company’s would love to stop this product from being used. However the product
is patented and thereby protected.

Aside from the approval and protection of these patents by the governments issuing them, as
well as, other accredited institutions backing the product with their own tests and studies (i.e.:
NASA, EPA, RoHC, CSA, etc.) the product maintains an environmental approval rating of
reducing the EMF emissions by up to 40%. With globalization of the product use, it will reduce
the carbon blueprints being emitted to eliminate the need to build more power plants, and
affect the reduction towards the current contribution of global warming.

How do KVAR Energy Controllers work? The KVAR Energy Controller optimizes the Power
Factor by reducing the amount of Reactive Power (kVAR) that the load draws from the utility
company. KVAR Energy Controllers store the Reactive Power (kVAR) needed for the creation
of the electromagnetic field (EMF) within the inductive load. (Some examples of inductive
motors are Air Conditioning units, Heat Pumps, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers,
dishwashers, pool pumps, sprinkler systems, vacuum cleaners, furnace blower motors, fans
and many other items.) As the motor operates, this reactive power is "pushed" and "pulled" to
and from the KVAR unit by the motor. Thus, through power factor optimization, the quantity of
reactive power required to be purchased from the utility company is greatly reduced, perhaps
even eliminated.

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The technology applied by the KVAR unit supplies that stored electricity back to your inductive
loads, thus causing you to decrease your demand from the utility. If you decrease your
demand from the utility, your meter slows down, and you use less electricity. The thought is,
you’ve already paid for that electricity, why pay for it and waste it when you can pay for it, store
it, and reuse it again. The whole process is called power factor optimization.

Real Power is measured in kilowatts (kW). It does the "work" for the system--providing the
motion, light, etc.

Reactive Power is measured in kilovolt-amperes-reactive (kVAR). It doesn't do useful "work.”


it simply sustains the electromagnetic field needed for motors.

Apparent Power is what the utility company charges you.

Real Power and Reactive Power together make up Apparent Power. Apparent Power is
measured in kilovolt-amperes (kVA).

Induction loads - anything with a motor, require kVAR to establish EMF (electromagnetic
field) around the motor induction windings. The EMF provides the torque necessary to turn the
motor shaft. Without kVAR (reactive power), the motor would not turn. Only after you have
established the EMF around the motor induction windings will the motor shaft then turn. The
power that is used to turn the shaft on a motor which turns pump impellers or fan blades etc…
is called the real power or kW. By implementing the KVAR Energy Controller to individual loads
you are providing the necessary kVAR for that load and therefore the power you buy from your
utility company is mostly Real Power or kW as opposed to a combination of both Real power
and Reactive Power – so your Reactive Power is reduced therefore your energy consumption
is reduced!

Does the KVAR Unit work in any home? Yes, as long as you have a circuit breaker panel
with breaker switches and not the old screw-in type fuses, the unit will work on a single-phase
electric application from homes.

Is the KVAR unit tested and approved by independent labs? Yes, the KVAR unit is UL
listed and tested in the U.S. and Canada, and has also been tested by many other highly
credentialed organizations such as: NASA, EPA, and RoHS. Also the technology is
recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy after their endorsement of the product.

Will the KVAR Unit have a negative affect any of my appliances and their normal use?
No, additionally your motors will run about 10% cooler, which is good for a motor because heat
is the enemy of a motor. This reduction of heat can increase the life expectancy of the motor
by 85%.

How much can I expect to save per month by using the KVAR Unit? That depends on
many factors. The size of your home, the amount of inductive motor load, and the amount you
are paying per kilowatt-hour for electricity.etc. However, generally speaking users of the

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product have seen reductions over 40%, but the average savings is somewhere in the 15 to 20
percent range.

How long will it take for the KVAR Unit to pay for itself? Generally about 6-12 months, but
again, the same factors above apply, some will see sooner than six months and some will take
longer than 12 months to recover the cost of the unit and installation.

Is the KVAR Energy –Saver easy to install? Yes it is, however we strongly recommend
installation by an electrician. The unit comes with complete installation instructions. It typically
installs in 20 to 30 minutes and cost $65 to install.

How long will the unit last? It has a predicted lifespan of around 30 years.

Why haven’t I heard of this product until now? That’s easy; two words “cost effectiveness’.
Up until recently, electric rates throughout America were cheap, costing us 2 to 4 cents per
kilowatt-hour. Now, electric rates are 8 to 19 cents in most of America and in some cases
higher. New your City is 22 cents per KWH, and Hawaii is 33.5 cents per KWH. At the cheaper
rates the KVAR Energy Saver didn’t make sense, but at the current rates, it makes all the
sense in the world.

Does KVAR offer Surge Protections for AMP or Voltage Power Surges? Yes, amperage
power surges are stopped at the panel offering protection for your home and its many motors.

Doo you have a 3-Phase KVAR Unit for commercial and industrial applications? Yes.

What is the KVAR Warranty? As long as you have it installed by an electrician, the KVAR
unit carries and unconditional 12 year warranty, even if the unit is struck directly by lightning.

Is the Unit Weather Proofed for Exterior Placement? Yes it is air tight and water proofed.

Are there any code violations for mounting the unit to the fuse box, panel or placement
in any other area of the home or directly to the incoming power lines? First of all, the
power company’s authority STOPS at the meter. Installation of your power unit should be
done by a licensed Electrician to warrant the product and to ensure proper installation and
liabilities. The unit is licensed and holds over 14 U.S. Governmental patents and International
Patents. It carries UL approval as well as other accredited organization standards of approval
both domestically and internationally.

How do you achieve Savings? As the demand for power runs through your home, there is
nonproductive current (heat) that strains your home appliances and wiring. This heat is
wasted energy that you are paying for. The KVAR unit optimizes the power that comes into
your home, allowing your appliances and equipment motors to operate more efficiently. This
reduces heat (wasted electricity), which in turn lowers your electric bill, reduces the chance of
fires, and increases the life of your appliances and motorized equipment.

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How is a Transformer Used? To solve the problem of sending electricity over long distances,
George Westinghouse developed a device called a transformer. The transformer allowed
electricity to be efficiently transmitted over long distances. This made it possible to supply
electricity to homes and businesses located far from the electric generating plant.

Despite its great importance in our daily lives, most of us rarely stop to think what life would be
like without electricity. Yet like air and water, we tend to take electricity for granted. Every day,
we use electricity to do many functions for us-from lighting and heating/cooling our homes, to
being the power source for televisions and computers. Electricity is a controllable and
convenient form of energy used in the applications of heat, light and power.

What about KAVR Energy Saver for Surge Protection? The KVAR Unit also protects the
entire home against power surges. The unit has two thousand jolts of surge suppression in
each capacitor in the unit. We don’t claim to stop lightening, that alone is a one-in-a million
chance. The KVAR unit basically stops all the waste the electric company wants to send you
and sends it back to the power company. The KVAR unit is simply a waste eliminator to stop
the power company from robbing you.

Today the United States electric power industry is organized to ensure that an adequate supply
of electricity is available to meet all demand requirements at any given instant. But what the
Electrical Power Company’s are not able to do is help you save money nor would they want to.
They are in the business to make money. Building more power plants to provide power to
meet supply and demand is not the solution. In addition to the increase of the costs, we lose
valuable resources such as land and the environment due to the increase use of energy.
Regulating the energy and reducing these affects by implementing the KVAR system globally
will reduce the waste of energy, reduce harmful EMF emissions, and reduce the carbon
footprint that we all contribute to Global Warming by up to 25%.

The most immediate savings you will see are lower electric bills. Other
benefits that can serve commercial and industrial applications are the penalty charges the
power company imposes called “surcharges” or “demand charges” to businesses that exceed
their monthly access allotment. By regulating and conserving the amount of energy you use
you need not worry about these surcharges.

What is Power Factor? It is the percentage of electricity that’s delivered to your house and
used effectively, compared to what is wasted. For example, a 1.0 power factor means that all
the electricity that’s being delivered to your home. However, most homes in America today
have a .77 power factor or less. This means that 77% of the electricity that is coming through
your meter at your home or business is being used effectively; the other 23% is being wasted
by your inductive load. With a low power factor, the utility has to deliver more electricity to do
the same work. However, the KVAR unit increases that power factor in most cases to .97 or
.98, thus increasing the effective use of your electric and lowering your usage.

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Depending upon the rate structure of your electric utility, you may be able to save a substantial
amount of money on your electric bill. Pay-back period for an equipment purchase including
installation cost may be six months up to three years. Utility rate structures that account for
reactive power consumption, by either a KVA or var demand usage, or a power factor penalty
are the ones that can provide this pay-back. Other ancillary benefits to be gained by optimizing
power factor are: lower energy losses, better voltage regulation and released system capacity.
This page explains the fundamentals of power factor and how KEC Units can benefit you.

All electric equipment requires "vars" - a term used by electric power engineers to describe the
reactive or magnetizing power required by the inductive characteristics of electrical equipment.
These inductive characteristics are more pronounced in motors and transformers, and
therefore, can be quite significant in industrial facilities. The flow of vars, or reactive power,
through a watt-hour meter will not affect the meter reading, but the flow of vars through the
power system will result in energy losses on both the utility and the industrial facility. Some
utilities charge for these vars in the form of a penalty, or KVA demand charge, to justify the cost
for lost energy and the additional conductor and transformer capacity required to carry the
vars. In addition to energy losses, var flow can also cause excessive voltage drop, which may
have to be optimized by either the application of KEC Units, or other more expensive
equipment, such as load-tap changing transformers, synchronous motors, and synchronous
condensers.

The power triangle shown in figure 1, is the simplest


way to understand the effects of reactive power. The
figure illustrates the relationship of active (real) and
reactive (imaginary or magnetizing) power. The active
power (represented by the horizontal leg) is the
actual power, or watts that produce real work. This
component is the energy transfer component, which
represents fuel burned at the power plant. The
reactive power, or magnetizing power (represented
by the vertical leg of the upper or lower triangle), is
the power required to produce the magnetic fields to
enable the real work to be done. Without magnetizing
power, transformers, conductors, motors, and even
resistors and capacitors would not be able to operate.
Reactive power is normally supplied by generators,
capacitors and synchronous motors. The longest leg
of the triangle (on the upper or lower triangle), labeled total power, represents the vector sum
of the reactive power and real power components. Mathematically, this is equal to:

Electric power engineers often call total power, kVA, MVA, apparent power, or complex power.
Some utilities measure this total power, (usually averaged over a 15 minute load period) and
charge a monthly fee or tariff for the highest fifteen minute average load reading in the month.

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This tariff is usually added to the energy charge or kilowatt-hour charge. This type of billing is
often called kva demand billing and can be quite costly to an industrial facility. KEC Units can
save your company money by decreasing your reactive power component supplied by the
utility to near zero vars.

The power triangle and the equation above show, that as the reactive power component is
decreased by adding KEC Units, the total power will also decrease. This is shown by the
decreased length of the dashed lines in the power triangle as the reactive power component
approaches zero. Therefore, adding KEC Units, which will supply reactive power locally, can
reduce your total power and monthly kva demand charge.

The angle "phi" in the power triangle is called the power factor angle and is mathematically
equal to:

The ratio of the real power to the total power in the equation above (or the cos of phi) is called
power factor. As the angle gets larger (caused by increasing reactive power) the power factor
gets smaller. In fact, the power factor can vary from 0 to 1, and can be either inductive
(lagging) or capacitive (leading). Capacitive loads are drawn down, and inductive loads are
drawn up on the power triangle. Most industrials normally operate on the upper triangle
(inductive or lagging triangle). As industrial ads capacitors, the length of reactive (inductive)
power leg is shortened by the number of capacitive KEC that were added. If the number of
capacitive KEC added exceeds the industrials inductive KEC load, operation occurs on the
lower triangle. This is commonly referred to as over compensation.

Utilities charge for reactive power in a countless number of ways. Some utilities charge for
KEC demand, while others charge a strait fee for a power factor less than their target. To fully
understand the benefits of the KEC UNIT, you must acquire your electric billing rate structure.
This rate structure will describe how costs for poor power factor are added to your monthly

bills.
You could put the KEC UNIT anywhere on the system as shown (between the transformer and
load and not only at Points A, B, and C) and achieve unity power factor for the system. The
utility company will perceive this power system as having a unity power factor no matter where
it is located on the distribution line as long as it's sized correctly to deliver the proper amount of

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KEC.

However, optimum efficiency and economics will be achieved if the KEC UNIT bank is located
as close to the load as possible.

The reason for this is because when you optimize power factor, you can reduce the total line
current to the load and therefore you reduce the total losses in the line conductor and
decrease the voltage drop in the line. This decrease in voltage drop will only occur if you locate
the KEC UNIT close to the load, as explained below.

Assume the load is a motor. A motor uses KW to perform work. It uses KEC to magnetize its
coil windings. (We will refer to the magnetic requirements of the motor's windings as the
motor's "inductance". It is this inductance that utilizes the KEC.)

The motor load draws a line current that has two components. The first component is the
amperage that supplies the KW to the load, so that the motor can perform work such as lifting
an object. The second part supplies the amperage to provide the load with KEC which in the
case of the motor is the power necessary to energize the magnetic fields in the motor's
windings. Together the two amounts of current supply the total KVA to the load.

Normally the system generator or transformer supplies all this current. But when a KEC UNIT
is used to optimize the power factor, the KEC UNIT supplies the KEC reactive current
component to the load. The KEC UNIT is, in effect, a reactive power generator. (Remember,
the KEC UNIT stores energy. The KEC UNIT stores reactive energy in its electric field when it
charges up, and releases it when it discharges.)

The generator (or transformer) must still supply the load's KW requirements.

The reactive current component is now supplied by the KEC UNIT and not the generator. By
moving the KEC UNIT closer to the load, the reactive current does not have to travel as far
through the line conductors to get to the load.

If the KEC UNIT is placed at the load, the reactive current only needs to travel through a short
distance (e.g. the lead length of connecting wire) to get to the load. Since this reactive current
component no longer travels through the conductor line from the generator to the load, it does
not travel through the impedances in the line conductor.

Since this reactive current no longer flows through the line impedances, there is less heating of
the line, less losses (in the form of heat), and less voltage drop across these in - line
impedances (which reduces the overall voltage drop from generator to load).

The KW current component is all that the generator has to supply to the motor. Therefore the
generator now runs at unity power factor and allows the KEC UNIT to supply the KEC
requirement of the motor's inductive windings.

The energy "contained" in the KEC current component is transferred back and forth between

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the KEC UNIT and the motor 2 times for every voltage sine wave cycle (i.e. at 120 times a
second).

This reactive energy is never consumed by either the KEC UNIT or the motor. (NOTE: The KW
energy, on the other hand, performs real work and is totally consumed.)

Rather, the reactive energy is only "BORROWED" half of the time by the KEC UNIT and half of
the time by the motor. The energy is used to charge the AC electric field of the KEC UNIT and
to energize and create the AC magnetic fields contained in the motor's windings.

A KEC UNIT absorbs this energy from the power system and stores this energy in its electric
field when it charges up (120 times a second). The KEC UNIT releases this energy back into
the power when it discharges (120 times a second).

The motor's inductance absorbs the reactive energy from the power system and stores this
energy in its windings' magnetic fields when the fields are expanding (120 times a second).
The inductance releases this energy back into the power system when the windings magnetic
fields are collapsing (120 times a second).

The secret is that when the motor's inductance requires reactive energy to expand its magnetic
field, the KEC UNIT discharges to supply the energy. And when the magnetic field in the
motor's inductive windings is collapsing and returning energy to the system, the KEC UNIT
uses this energy to charge up.

So the capacitance in the KEC UNIT and the inductance in the motor's windings "slinky" this
reactive energy back and forth 120 times a second, each supplying the others needs. The
reactive current of the KEC UNIT is 180 degrees out of phase with the reactive current of the
inductance. When one is giving, the other is taking and vice versa.

Again, the reactive energy is never consumed (except for some small and usually insignificant
losses); it is only borrowed. The generator needs to supply the original reactive KEC energy
only once when the system is first energized. After that, this amount of energy is simply
transferred back and forth between inductance and capacitance.

Power Factor is a measurement of how much of the KVA is actually in the form of KW. The
advantage of a high power factor is that line currents can be reduced which will in turn reduce
voltage drop and decrease line losses. This saves money. It also means that since equipment
such as transformers will supply only KW, the KVA rating of the equipment can be reduced, or
alternatively, more loads can be added to the system without purchasing larger equipment.

The KVA rating of a transformer is based on the transformers ability to supply power either all
in KW or all in KEC or in a combination of both. Drawing more than rated KVA from a
transformer is easily done, but the transformer's life will be reduced due to increasing heat
which destroys the transformer's winding insulation.

By increasing the power factor, all of a transformer's KVA can be utilized to supply KW in order

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to perform useful work rather than to supply KEC just to energize electric and magnetic fields.

Increasing the power factor seen by the transformer creates "room" on the transformer for
adding more loads. Room can also be created on circuit breakers. Since line current is
reduced by increasing power factor, load can be added to the system without upgrading the
breaker to a larger size.

How is KVAR distributed? KVAR is distributed directly from the Inventor, Gregory Taylor, the
scientists and manufactures that developed the KVAR Unit. KVAR ENERGY SAVING INC.
stands behind their products 100%. The KVAR Unit carries a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty.

How is KVAR installed? KVAR EC panel mounted system is attached to the top breaker on a
100, 200 or 400 amp single or three phase service panel. By installing KVAR EC in this
location, you are optimizing both sides of the busbar in your panel and insuring whole facility
surge protection. KVAR EC panel system can be installed outdoors or indoors, at the main
breaker panel or a sub-panel.

For larger three phase motors, the preferred location of KVAR EC is at the motors’ disconnect,
which are installed after trained electricians have performed an individual sizing of the
respective motors. This creates the largest savings and quickest return on investment. (ROI)

Note: Qualified electricians should perform all work.

Businesses can now dramatically reduce the cost of determining how much capacitance is
required to optimize each inductive load at their facility. The patented KVAR apparatus and
methodology achieves this by eliminating the typical electrical engineering, design and
manufacturing costs. This precision technology fine tunes each motor to unity for immediate
savings with a quick ROI. Installation is fast, simple and sized to the specific unit.

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KVAR EC Advantages
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• Return on investment is rapid (6 to 12 months)
• Power savings are immediate and average
from 8% up to 25%
• 10% Energy Savings guaranteed
• Up to $500 in Tax Credits Available

• Reduces power surges

• Increases motor and appliance life


• Reduces the harmful effects from
electromagnetic fields
• 12 yr. (home) & 5 yr. warranty on business/industrial
• 25 year life expectancy

• U.S. Patented, NASA Tested, UL Listed, CSA


Approved, Cleaner & Greener Certified RoHS Certified

www.GoKVAR.com

“Energy Saving Solutions for the Future”

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