Power Factor Correction

Power factor correction ICs (integrated circuits) are devices designed to improve the efficiency of an electronic circuit that contain other devices with lower power factor. Power factor is the measurement of the efficiency of input power. Power factor correction (PFC) is designed to improve the power quality by improving this efficiency. They feature capacitors or inductors which are used to counteract the inefficiencies of motors and machines.

How is it power factor calculated?

Power factor is the Real Power minus Reactive Power. Real power is the power required to carry out the task. Reactive power is the excess power that is used, but is not required by the task. The goal is for power factor to be 100% in its efficiency, or 1pf. Power factor can be calculated by Active (or true) power divided by Apparent power. Reactive operates at a right angle to True power.

Why use power factor correction ICs?

Power factor correction can be used in many applications to help financially. This is achieved through reducing power consumption or reducing the unnecessary Reactive Power.

Where is PFC used?

  • Computers
  • Power supplies
  • Lighting
  • Induction welders
  • Electrical motors

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Description Price Maximum Switching Frequency Start-up Supply Current IC Type Maximum Source Current Maximum Sink Current Maximum Supply Current Zero Power Detection Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Supply Voltage
RS Stock No. 166-0821
Mfr. Part No.ICE3PCS01GXUMA1
BrandInfineon
$1.28
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250 kHz 2.4mA Power Factor Controller -6mA - - - Surface Mount DSO 14 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm 25 V
RS Stock No. 831-2718
Mfr. Part No.IR1155STRPBF
BrandInfineon
$3.13
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200 kHz 175µA Power Factor Controller 90µA -20µA 13 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 19 V
RS Stock No. 753-3223
Mfr. Part No.TDA48632GXUMA2
BrandInfineon
$1.34
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- 100µA Power Factor Controller -6mA 30mA 20 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 22 V
RS Stock No. 110-7782
Mfr. Part No.ICE3PCS01GXUMA1
BrandInfineon
$2.478
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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250 kHz 2.4mA Power Factor Controller -6mA - - - Surface Mount DSO 14 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm 25 V
RS Stock No. 110-7455
Mfr. Part No.TDA4862GGEGXUMA2
BrandInfineon
$1.188
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- 4 to 6mA Power Factor Controller -12mA 4mA 8 mA Yes Surface Mount DSO 8 5 x 4 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 5mm -
RS Stock No. 166-1148
Mfr. Part No.TDA4862GGEGXUMA2
BrandInfineon
$0.629
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- 4 to 6mA Power Factor Controller -12mA 4mA 8 mA Yes Surface Mount DSO 8 5 x 4 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 5mm -
RS Stock No. 165-5740
Mfr. Part No.IR1155STRPBF
BrandInfineon
$1.362
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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200 kHz 175µA Power Factor Controller 90µA -20µA 13 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 19 V
RS Stock No. 919-8819
Mfr. Part No.TDA48632GXUMA2
BrandInfineon
$0.724
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- 100µA Power Factor Controller -6mA 30mA 20 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 22 V