As it has been preached over and over again, energy and the environment have a direct connection. Everything we need we get from Nature, the more power we consume the more harmful it is to the ecosystems. Climate change and global warming are some of the bitter realities. Therefore man has come up with several remedial measures to save energy.
Energy Conservation Switches
The energy saving switch is one of them. In cases where we overuse our electronic appliances and leave everything from a fan to an AC on even when we leave these switches are useful accessories to save power. These switches consume low power and have a safe switch whenever the power increases above a certain voltage. In most cases, the switch is tripped and automatically reset.
How it Works?
Optimized power usage over networks and a sustainable attitude both go hand in hand. In some cases, a switch might draw more power based on numeric data but support more services that would otherwise need multiple power supplies. These switches have various attributes that operate by a pre-set pattern like automatic turn on-off, switching off at a selected few hours of the day, MCB that controls the overload trip, universal lock and key, trip and auto-reset over high voltage ranges etc. Also, these switches should have a polycarbonate coating that is fire resistant.
Indoor switches like in hotels or restaurants use energy saving switches of ideally 230V AC 50 Hz. For example, the hotel key cards are highly feasible and have low frequencies so that other cards cannot be used except the one provided. Energy saving switches can also found in security cameras, CCTV, video door phone, vehicle tracking systems and other surveillance and security systems. The switches in these cameras may have a maximum current of 30A and a work voltage range of 180 ~ 240 V with an 8-15 seconds delay.