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Line/Load Reactors Manufacturer and Supplier in USA

September 7, 2022

What is a Line Reactor? | What is a Load Reactor?

Generally, a load reactor is used on the load side of a motor. A line reactor is used on the line side of a drive for power distribution. Based on the principle known as reactance, line reactors and load reactors help limit line distortions, harmonics, surges, and spikes to protect more expensive manufacturing equipment.

A Line or Load Reactor are devices that consist of a steel core wrapped with copper coils. These coils form a magnetic field that current flows through. This magnetic field impedes the rate of rise of current.

If, for instance, a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), is hit with a surge of electrical current – this can be catastrophic. As an added layer of protection, a line reactor may be added to prevent equipment failure, production downtime, and loss of revenue.

Line/Load Reactor Expert

Badger Magnetics is an expert in the design and manufacturing of line reactors and load reactors.

For harmonic reduction purposes, Badger Magnetics’ design typically applies 5% impedance line reactors to the input of motor drives. This reduces input harmonics to 35% total harmonic current distortion (THID) or less and minimizes the effects of harmonics on motors and other devices powered off the same electrical system.

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Advantages of Line /Load Reactors from Badger Magnetics

Since 1955, Badger Magnetics has dedicated itself to the design and manufacture of line and load reactors. Their full line of electromagnetic application solutions is available in many sizes and configurations to fit all process needs. Incorporating sound fundamental engineering principles ensures users receive accurate functionality and reliable performance. Badger Magnetics’ American-Made electromagnetic products are competitively priced and perform to spec for a broad spectrum of applications including:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Mining
  • Water Treatment
  • Power Conditioners
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB)
  • Military/Defense
  • Health, Medical & Dental Supplies and Equipment
  • Factory Automation
  • Power Conditioning
  • Lighting
  • Mass Transportation
  • Process Control Applications
  • Telecommunications
  • Wind Energy
  • Solar Power
  • Electrical Vehicle Chargers
  • Motion Control Systems
  • Building Technology

Badger Magnetics’ Certifications

Badger Magnetics holds the following certifications: ISO 9001:2015, RoHS Compliance, CSA Approved, UL Listed, CE Certified, IEEE Certified, and ITAR. Badger Magnetics is also a member in good standing of The Transformer Association. Specializing in custom designs for unique processes and applications, they even offer reverse engineering services on all electromagnetic products.

For a quote on a line reactor or load reactor, contact Badger Magnetics today.

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