I’m setting up a little self-service laundry mat (in Spain) composed of 3 washers and 2 dryers all having 3 phase motors running at 380V.
The washers consume 1,5kw 2kw and 2,5kw while both dryers consume 0,8kw each. The rest of appliances, UPS, lights, fans, AC outlets, etc., run on 220V off of one of the 3 phases.
The electrical technician has suggested installing a 3 phase capacitor bank to compensate for the “Reactive power” produced by the motors because if not, I may be penalized economically by the local electrical company.
I doubt the 5 motors will be running all at the same time but, just in case they will, should I really be worried about the possible reactive power? Because if so, I’ll take steps to prevent any problems caused by said motors.
Thank you in advanced.