No. The I-Trap™ is specifically designed to reduce high neutral currents.
First, increasing the neutral size does not eliminate the harmonic problem – they are still present in the system and may cause transformer overheating and possibly failure.
Second, installation of a new neutral conductor in long runs may be difficult and cost prohibitive when compared to the cost of installing an I-Trap™ unit.
Harmonic filters must be matched to their load and they may cause a leading power factor, which, when tuned to a specific frequency, can actually aggravate the harmonic problem.
The I-Trap™ will not increase three phase or phase-to-phase fault currents but can increase the available fault current on line to ground faults.
Phase amps have been reduced by 18% in Acme laboratory tests. Depending on the conditions for a particular electrical system, the percentage will vary.
Yes. Lab tests have shown significant reductions.
It is for use on 208Y/120V systems only. For other voltages, contact the factory.