Exploring the actual internal functioning of
a power saver 1200 device
So how does a power saver device work? Well,
when energy travels from the transformer of your power company all the way to your home along the wires,
there is a considerable energy loss in this process. Generally speaking, the resistance in the wires causes
the wires to heat up, and this heating up of the wires is actually a drain on the power supply to your home,
because this is energy lost as heat.
In effect, what this really means is that you
are paying the electrical company for the power that you lose when the wires heat up. In other words, you are
paying to heat the wires rather than to use power in your home.
What the device does for a
Now, the power saver has a bank of capacitors
that store energy and release it to your household as your appliances make demands upon it. Doing so can
actually reduce the load on many motors and other electrical appliances in your home, and besides this can
massively increase their life span. Yes, a power saver device can increase the life span of everything from
your dryers to your ceiling fans, and of course more powerful units such as air conditioners, washers and
In effect, what a power saver does, is it
reclaims almost every watt of wasted energy and recycles this energy back into the system to ensure that the
very minimum possible amount of energy is wasted. Besides this, it has massive spike protection that can
protect your system from power surges from outside the home, power surges that can be caused by anything from
a defective transformer to a lightning strike.
And of course, all this power saving can result
in considerable financial savings as well. For example, did you know that the amount of wasted energy that is
paid for in the United States amounts to sixteen billion dollars worth.
When you install a power saver, its board of
harmonic resistant capacitors actually slows the movement of your power meter in your home, and this is
completely legal. As a matter of fact, there is nothing new about this technology, and most power companies
today use exactly the same technology for their own systems. Most companies install one bank of harmonic
resistance capacitors for every fifty transformers or so, and you can even notice these banks of transformers
if you look carefully at the electric poles in your neighborhood.
How it works:
Here is a glimpse at how the device actually
functions to save power. Actually, power is used for two purposes within your device. The first purpose is to
actually run the motor. This is called the working power of the device and is not affected by installing the
power saver. Now, the second use of power made by any motor or device with an induction coil is to create an
electromagnetic field, and this is called reactive power.
Now, when the reactive power for these
electromagnetic fields is drawn all the way from the transformer outside your home, this results in a large
wastage of energy. What a power saver device does is, it stores the energy for the electromagnetic fields
within itself. Power for electromagnetic fields is not drawn all the way from a distant transformer, but from
your power saver device itself.
And there’s an added advantage to the system,
that besides the power saving, it enables any device with an inductive coil, especially motors, to run much
more coolly and with far greater efficiency.
An industrial facility normally suffers even
greater power wastage than a residence, because its equipment is far heavier and the electro magnetic coils
that is uses are much more powerful. If no corrective equipment is installed, it can result not only in
extreme energy losses, but also in an actual drop in voltage, which can be damaging to the equipment used.
Generally speaking, a power saver device can correct these issues by localizing the energy flow used as
reactive power, but if you don’t install a power saver, you are usually compelled (in the interests of your
equipment) to install much more expensive protective units, such as load tap transformers, condensers or
synchronous motors. As a matter of fact, if you have too low a
power factor rating - which is the comparison between the amount of working and reactive power that you use –
you’ll find that your power company may actually have an additional surcharge, penalizing a power rating that
is too low.
The ideal power rating would be 1, but this is
almost impossible to achieve. However, with a good amount of power saver devices you can certainly achieve a
power rating of .9 or so. A power rating below 3 or 4 is usually penalized by your electric company by
imposing additional charges.
Maximizing the efficiency of an industrial
Bear in mind that the more power saver devices
you have in place, the better your power rating will be. The increased number of power saver devices
therefore increases the efficiency of your system, but if you
want to additionally increase the efficiency of your system, you could place these power saver devices as
close to the machines using them as possible. By ‘close’ I’m referring, of course, to the length of the wires
carrying the electricity, not really to the physical location. Placing the power saver devices close to the
working machines drawing the load from them ensures that voltages remain highly stable. This is because your
power saver device is for all practical purposes a generator of reactive power, and it is the power saver
device that provides reactive power for the needs of all the induction coil and motor based devices (it’s the
same whether they’re installed in a home or in a commercial plant).
Therefore what’s important is to install a
number of power saver devices proportionate to the site of your home or industrial or commercial
installations, and, just as importantly, to ensure the correct placement of these devices. Consult your
electrician or local power saver sales representative for more details on both of these
Doing this will not only result in considerable
savings as you reduce wasted power to a minimum, but will also ensure that your most valuable equipment
(whether it is induction coil based or electronic) runs cooler and lasts longer, not to mention ensuring that
spikes and voltage fluctuations are available as well.
The power saver device represents considerable
savings not only in saved power but in the extended lifespan of your most valuable pieces of