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ARCO BMC Series Capacitor

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DESCRIPTION

General

  • The BMC Series capacitor design incorporates high quality three phase cells which are vacuum-impregnated metallized polypropylene filled and compact size. This series of power factor correction capacitors is suitable for low voltage linear applications

Construction

  • The three phase cells which are used in the construction of the power factor banks are drawn steel rectangular cans which are vacuum-impregnated with a dielectric fluid to give added insulation, excellent corona protection, and a moisture barrier.  The capacitor cells are housed in a NEMA 3R enclosure panel.  The enclosure panel is manufactured from 16 gauge steel and is furnished with mounting holes for quick and easy installation.  Other NEMA rated enclosures are available – consult the factory

Capacitor Cell Design

  • The dielectric fluid used in the capacitor cells is a green Non-PCB, non-toxic, biodegradable, and Class III combustible fluid.
  • Self-healing technology in case of overload, the self-healing properties of the low loss metallized polypropylene will prevent permanent dielectric breakdown.
  • Internal Pressure-Sensitive Interrupter which safely removes the capacitor from service at the end-of-life or under heavy fault conditions while still maintaining the integrity of the steel casing.   
  • External resistors discharge voltage is less than 50 volts in less than 1 minute after the cell has electrically been removed from circuit.
  • Standards – UL810, C22.2 No. 190 Canadian Standards, IEC 831, UL Recognized CYTW2, cUL Recognized CYTW8

Capacitor Losses

  • The capacitor design has a total loss which is less than .5 Watts per kVAR at 60 HZ 25 degrees C.

Electrical Characteristics

  • 240 VAC, 480 VAC, 600 VAC rated Voltage at 60 HZ
  • The three phase capacitor internal connection is Delta. 
  • Capacitance Tolerance is + or – 15%.
  • Overcurrent Tolerance is 135% of rated current continuously.
  • Overvoltage Tolerance is 110% of rated voltage
  • Standard Operating Temperature is -40 F to +115 F.  Operation above 115 F will shorten the capacitor life.

Wiring Cable Insulation

  • All internal conductors are insulated stranded copper wire rated at 90 C.

Fuse Protection & Indicator Lights (Optional – Add Suffix Letter “L” to Catalog Number)

  • The internal protection fuses are time-delay and rated at 600 VAC with the sizing based upon the nominal amperage rating of the kVAR size in accordance with the National Electric Code requirements.

WARRANTY

  • 5-YEAR WARRANTY on the capacitor cells
 
  • For single phase applications change Prefix Number from 3 to 1 on the Catalog Number.
  • For 208 VAC applications divide kVAR size by .75 to find equivalent in 240 VAC rated size.

Sizes Available

240 VAC

480 VAC

600 VAC

kVAR

Catalog Number

Catalog Number

Catalog Number

1

32401BMC

34801BMC

36001BMC

1.5

32401.5BMC

34801.5BMC

36001.5BMC

2

32402BMC

34802BMC

36002BMC

2.5

32402.5BMC

34802.5BMC

36002.5BMC

3

32403BMC

34803BMC

3600BMC

4

32404BMC

34804BMC

36004BMC

5

32405BMC

34805BMC

36005BMC

6

32406BMC

34806BMC

36006BMC

7.5

32407.5BMC

34807.5BMC

36007.5BMC

10

324010BMC

348010BMC

360010BMC

12.5

324012.5BMC

348012.5BMC

360012.5BMC

13.5

324013.5BMC

348013.5BMC

360013.5BMC

15

324015BMC

348015BMC

360015BMC

17.5

324017.5BMC

348017.5BMC

360017.5BMC

20

324020BMC

348020BMC

360020BMC

22.5

324022.5BMC

348022.5BMC

360022.5BMC

25

324025BMC

348025BMC

360025BMC

27.5

324027.5BMC

348027.5BMC

360027.5BMC

30

324030BMC

348030BMC

360030BMC

35

324035BMC

348035BMC

360035BMC

37.5

324037.5BMC

348037.5BMC

360037.5BMC

40

324040BMC

348040BMC

360040BMC

45

324045BMC

348045BMC

360045BMC

50

324050BMC

348050BMC

360050BMC

60

324060BMC

348060BMC

360060BMC

65

324065BMC

348065BMC

360065BMC

70

324070BMC

348070BMC

360070BMC

75

324075BMC

348075BMC

360075BMC

80

324080BMC

348080BMC

360080BMC

85

324085BMC

348085BMC

360085BMC

90

324090BMC

348090BMC

360090BMC

95

324095BMC

348095BMC

360095BMC

100

3240100BMC

3480100BMC

3600100BMC

110

3240110BMC

3480110BMC

3600110BMC

115

3240115BMC

3480115BMC

3600115BMC

120

3240120BMC

3480120BMC

3600120BMC

125

3240125BMC

3480125BMC

3600125BMC

150

3240150BMC

3480150BMC

3600150BMC

175

3240175BMC

3480175BMC

3600175BMC

200

3240200BMC

3480200BMC

3600200BMC