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. 920-8913
Mfr. Part No.L4981AD
$4.594
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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115 kHz 0.3mA Power Factor Controller 10mA 20000µA 16 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 20 13 x 7.6 x 2.35mm 2.35mm 13mm 19.5 V
RS Stock No. 865-1224
Mfr. Part No.FAN9672Q
$7.17
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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40 kHz 80µA Power Factor Controller 50µA -40µA, -35 μA 7 mA Yes Surface Mount LQFP 32 9 x 7 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 9mm 30 V
RS Stock No. 802-1759
Mfr. Part No.NIS5132MN2TXG
$1.344
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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1 MHz - Power Factor Controller - -25µA 3.6 A - Surface Mount DFN 10 3 x 3 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 3mm 25 V
RS Stock No. 121-6379
Mfr. Part No.NCP1654BD133R2G
$0.669
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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146 kHz 75µA Power Factor Controller 100mA 100mA 6 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 20 V
RS Stock No. 121-8962
Mfr. Part No.UC3854N
$5.008
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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118 kHz 1.5mA Power Factor Pre-Regulator Circuit 14µA - 10 mA Yes Through Hole PDIP 16 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm 4.57mm 19.3mm 35 V
RS Stock No. 829-0006
Mfr. Part No.L6562ATD
$1.113
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- 60µA Power Factor Controller -5mA 4.5mA 5.5 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.65mm 1.65mm 5mm 22.5 V
RS Stock No. 168-8024
Mfr. Part No.L6562ATD
$0.756
Each (In a Tube of 100)
units
- 60µA Power Factor Controller -5mA 4.5mA 5.5 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.65mm 1.65mm 5mm 22.5 V
RS Stock No. 181-1881
Mfr. Part No.FPAB30BH60B
$22.19
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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20 kHz - Power Factor Pre-Regulator Circuit - 5mA 26 mA - Through Hole SPMIC 27 44.2 x 27 x 5.7mm 5.7mm 44.2mm 253 Vrms
RS Stock No. 168-5787
Mfr. Part No.L4981BD
$3.45
Each (In a Tube of 40)
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115 kHz 0.3mA Power Factor Controller 10mA 20000µA 16 mA - Surface Mount SOIC 20 13 x 7.6 x 2.35mm 2.35mm 13mm 19.5 V
RS Stock No. 169-5607
Mfr. Part No.UCC3817N
$4.97
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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115 kHz 0.15mA Power Factor Pre-Regulator Circuit - - 20 mA Yes Through Hole PDIP 16 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm 4.57mm 19.3mm 17 V
RS Stock No. 145-0095
Mfr. Part No.UCC28019D
$1.985
Each (In a Tube of 75)
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68.3 kHz 0.1mA Power Factor Controller -0.038mA 38µA 10 mA Yes Surface Mount SOIC 8 4.9 x 3.91 x 1.58mm 1.58mm 4.9mm 22 V
RS Stock No. 188-8275
Mfr. Part No.L6562ATDTR
$0.60
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
units
70 kHz 60µA Power Factor Controller -5mA 4.5mA 5.5 mA - Surface Mount SO 8 5 x 4 x 1.65mm 1.65mm 5mm 22.5 V
RS Stock No. 172-3387
Mfr. Part No.NCP1622BECSNT1G
$1.05
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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50 kHz 70µA Power Factor Controller 277µA 42µA 800 mA Yes Surface Mount TSOP 6 3.1 x 1.7 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm 30 V
RS Stock No. 917-5724
Mfr. Part No.MP44010HS-LF
$3.52
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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70 kHz 40µA Power Factor Controller -1mA 5.5mA 2.5 mA Yes Surface Mount SOIC 8 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 22 V
RS Stock No. 195-2492
Mfr. Part No.NIS5820MT1TXG
$1.03
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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- - Power Factor Controller - - 8 A - Surface Mount WDFN 10 3 x 3 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 3mm 18 V
RS Stock No. 146-4525
Mfr. Part No.PFS7636H
$4.47
Each (In a Tube of 30)
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123 kHz - Power Factor Controller - - 1.12 mA Yes Through Hole ESIP-16D 16 16.59 x 2.06 x 8.25mm 8.25mm 16.59mm 15 V
RS Stock No. 195-2495
Mfr. Part No.NIS5820MT2TXG
$1.911
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- - Power Factor Controller - - 8 A - Surface Mount WDFN 10 3 x 3 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 3mm 18 V
RS Stock No. 661-5175
Mfr. Part No.UC2854N
$5.91
Each
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118 kHz 1.5mA Power Factor Pre-Regulator Circuit 14µA - 10 mA Yes Through Hole PDIP 16 19.3 x 6.35 x 4.57mm 4.57mm 19.3mm 35 V
RS Stock No. 181-1879
Mfr. Part No.FPDB60PH60B
$47.47
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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20 kHz - Power Factor Pre-Regulator Circuit - 5mA 26 mA - Through Hole SPMHC 27 44.2 x 27 x 5.7mm 5.7mm 44.2mm 264 Vrms
RS Stock No. 178-4633
Mfr. Part No.NCL30060B3DR2G
$1.47
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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60 kHz 19mA Power Factor Controller 250mA 400mA 1700 μA - Surface Mount SOIC 7 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 5mm 13.75 V