Three Phase Shunt ReactorPublished on 24/2/2012 and last updated on 29/8/2018
The shunt reactor should be of gapped core type or magnetically shielded air core type. Both of these designs help to maintain the impedance of the reactor fixed. The impedance should be maintained at a constant value for avoiding harmonic current generated due to the system over voltage. The shunt reactor has mainly core losses during its normal operating condition. So, care should be taken for minimizing the core losses during design.