Most people who have been searching the internet for ways to save power at home have probably come across a device known as a power saver 1200. This of course begs the question of what is a power saver 1200. Well the answer is simple.
A power saver 1200 is a device that can reduce one’s monthly electric bill by correcting inefficiencies caused by induction motors using its bank of capacitors. See, simple right?
Ok, here’s a more layman’s explanation:
A power saver contains a capacitor bank. A capacitor is a device that can hold an electrical charge similar to a battery. The difference is that a capacitor discharges (lets go of its charge) all at once, while a battery drips this charge out.
An inductive motor is basically a type of electric motor. Inductive motors are generally inefficient as they consume current at a different “frequency” than this current is provided. This causes it to draw more electricity than it actually uses. This draw is called an “inductive load”.
A power saver 1200 will collect this wasted electricity and store it briefly in its capacitors. It will then send this electricity back into the appliance where the electricity is actually used. This causes the motor to run normally while drawing less electricity (this is where your savings comes from)
Now, you may wonder whether or not you have any inductive motors working in your home. Well, A/C units and pool pumps use induction motors and they typically run for more time than other appliances and generate a big portion of your bill, so something that makes them more efficient is well worth it.
21 Apr 2014