How to use fan regulator efficiently? What can be done to prevent wastage of electricity…
A fan consists of an electric motor and several metal blades (usually 3), attached. When we switch on a fan, current passes through the motor to account for the voltage difference, and as a result, the fan rotates. The regulator controls the voltage of the motor and decreases or increases the amount of electricity flowing through the motor.
Therefore, the voltage level control of a fan is completely dependent on its controller. And the amount of voltage of a fan is proportional to its rotation speed, that is, as the voltage increases, so does the speed of the fan.
An electric fan is a very necessary device in summer. The regulator controls the speed of this machine. That is, the regulator is important along with the fan. Because without a regulator you cannot increase or decrease the force/speed of your fan. Almost all of us are curious if reducing the fan speed with the regulator will reduce power consumption. Or is the power consumption the same when driving hard and slowing down? Today I will discuss with you How to use fan regulator efficiently. Let’s begin then.
Here are two ways to answer the question of whether the power consumption remains the same or decreases when the fan speed is reduced. Some say electricity consumption will remain the same. Others say that electricity consumption will decrease. Both of their answers are fairly correct. Are you getting confused? Actually, whether the electricity consumption will decrease or not, will depend on the type of regulator you are using. Regulators are generally of two types:
- Electrical Regulator (Resistor Based Regulator).
- Electronic regulator.
If you use an electrical regulator, the power consumption will remain the same whether you increase or decrease the speed. Again if you use an electronic regulator, then reducing the speed will reduce the power consumption, increasing the speed will consume more power. Now let’s know How to use fan regulator efficiently.
Which is an electrical regulator?
In the past, large regulators that were used took up more than half of the switchboard space and were very hot. These regulators were based on wirewood resistors. If you can open it, you will see that there is an iron core or body with a lot of copper wire twisted around it.
Which is electronic regulator?
It looks very small in size. Almost equal to a switch. A switch on a switchboard occupies space equal to Gets very little hot. If you can open it, you will see that it is a small circuit made of a variable register, one or a few fixed registers, triac, and diac.
Electrical Regulators: Electrical regulators convert some of the electrical energy into heat energy as electricity travels long distances through the copper wires that are wound on an iron core. As a result, the fan does not get full power and the rotation/speed of the fan decreases. The basic electricity consumption remains the same. That is, even if the fan speed decreases, the power consumption does not decrease. The regulator wastes power as heat energy, causing the fan to draw less power and spin slower.
Electronic Regulators: Electronic regulators are made using a variable resistor, one or more fixed resistors, triacs, and capacitors. Triac plays a major role here. A thyristor-type electronic switching device is made with fixed resistors, capacitors, and a variable resistor along with the triac. It basically slows down the fan speed by very fast switching i.e. switching the connection on and off. Supplies the amount of power you set and the regulator itself dissipates very little power. Reducing the speed of the fan reduces the power consumption.
We discuss energy drinks and electric fan speeds as examples.
Imagine a scenario. Imagine you run down the street. Now you need the energy to run. So you had an energy drink. After consuming an energy drink, you started running vigorously. Note that the road is not completely smooth. There is also a friend section somewhere. In this case, the nature of the road acts as your speed controller. The relationship between the electric fan, electricity, and the regulator is similar.
A fan consists of an electric motor and several metal blades or wings (usually 3) attached. When we turn on a fan switch, current passes through the motor to account for the voltage difference, and as a result, the fan rotates. As if you started running full speed after consuming an energy drink. The regulator controls the voltage of the motor and decreases or increases the amount of electricity flowing through the motor. Just as the nature of the road dictated your running speed. Therefore, the voltage level control of a fan is completely dependent on its regulator. And the amount of voltage in a fan is proportional to its rotation speed. That is, as the voltage increases, the speed of the fan will also increase. As the story goes, the more energy drinks you consume, the more energy you will run.
Here are some things you can do to prevent electricity wastage:
Currently, there are reports of load shedding from various parts of the country for several days. The government is doing electricity load shedding because gas shortage is disrupting electricity generation. We waste a lot of electricity every day without realizing it. At the same time, there is the amount of technology that is increasing day by day. Let’s discuss how to prevent power wastage by being mindful of electricity usage.
- Using good quality electronic ballasts (chokes) instead of electrical ballasts (chokes) in tube lights will significantly reduce the electricity bill.
- Turn off the oven, fan, AC, and PC unless necessary.
- Make it a habit to switch off the AC, light, and fan while leaving the house
- Give up the habit of running the oven. Especially the microwave. Do not use rice cookers, curry cookers, etc. unless absolutely necessary
- Reduce the use of geysers or heaters for heating water.
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