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Pole-mounted capacitor banks QPole

Cost-effective way to apply capacitors to a distribution feeder system

Hitachi Energy's pole-mounted capacitor banks provide an economical way to apply capacitors to a distribution feeder system to provide voltage support, lower system losses, release system capacity and eliminate power factor penalties. They are factory pre-wired and assembled, ready for installation.

Available options include:

  • In-line aluminum or galvanized steel rack
  • Oil or vacuum switches 
  • Junction box
  • Switching controller
  • Wildlife guards
  • Insulated conductor
  • Control power transformer
  • Distribution class arresters
  • Fused cutout
  • Current limiting reactors


The QPole can be used for voltage stability applications, reactive compensation or volt-var management.

Why Hitachi Energy?

  • Hitachi Energy components including controller, vacuum switch etc. 
  • Available as fixed or switched system. 
  • Factory assembled in galvanized steel or aluminum frame suitable for pole mounting.

Brief performance data

Power Up to 3,600 kvar
Voltage Up to 36 kV
Insulation level Up to 70/170 kV BIL
Frequency 50 or 60 Hz
Arrangement Grounded Y, Ungrounded Y or Delta
Number of capacitors 3, 6 or 9 units
Control voltage 120 or 240 Vac
Temperature range -50 to 55°C
Frame Galvanized steel or aluminum
Features Pole bracket, lifting eyes, bird guards
Control options Fixed or switched
Standards IEC, ANSI, IEEE and CSA
Mounting hardware Included

Local versions may have different specifications.

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