is the power consumption same for a fan running in full speed and reduced speed?
Answers : 3 | Votes : 744| On : 2004-01-11
king : I have this doubt because the ceiling fans work at a lower speed by increasing the resistance when the regulator is set to a low speed. But what about the power consumption? Since the energy is dissipated in the form of heat, I think the power consumption is same? Does anybody have a clear answer?
On : 2011-01-11
BiNiSH Varghese : As resistance(regulator) increases current decreases , so total power consumed decreases.
But the increased resistance in the regulator consumes some power,(cousin heat in the regulator)..ie wasting small amount of energy for regulating
On : 2020-01-11
king : okay
On : 2027-01-11