CHOOSE THE BEST.
Customers usually take a lot of information and knowledge while purchasing home appliances. For example, while purchasing a TV we ask for picture quality, sound clarity, cost and warranty, etc. while purchasing Refrigirator or Air-conditioner, we ask for cooling capacity, technology, power consumption and even the color of the product. We will take care of all the features related to the product we purchase. But, many people do not think of the STABILIZER that protects these expensive goods from power risks. They will purchase whatever brand the salesman sells them at economical price compromising on quality.
According to indian standards government should supply 220+- 10 volts electricity regularly. If we do not need any stabilizer if we receive this voltage, but, we are not supplied this quality voltage. Almost all the appliances are designed to withstand 220+- 10 voltage. We get an average varying 220+-50 Volts ( 170 – 270 V ) of power at present condtions. This voltage varies even more in some areas. So, we need a good stabilizer to protect our appliances from drastic voltage fluctuations. Or, else there is a risk of device burn-out, heavy power consumption and leading to low-life time of the appliance.
So, all the customers should be aware of the stabilizer specifications so as to protect their appliances. below are the tips:
- Amper rating (KVA) with-stand capacity
- Voltage conditions in user area
- Boosting capacity should be atleast 20 – 30V
- Bucking capacity should be atleast 30 – 40V
- High / Low voltage cut off
- Intelligent Time Delay (ITD)
- No load current: Should be always less than 50ma @ 230V
- Having a voltage display is a better feature
- Technology used, Finishing of the product and cost
Note: Some of the TV, Refrigirator, A/c. manufacturing companies publicise that their products have inbuilt stabilizer. But, fact is, there are no such products designed until now. Every power using appliance should have to a Stabilizer. This content is an technical knowledge of an industry expert, but not an legal statement.