Power cut is a major problem in most parts of India. Power Inverters are used by many to run some of the appliances during these power cuts. Have you ever wondered where the power comes from in those power inverters. We at Bijli Bachao recently got a question from a reader expressing his surprise that his electricity bills increased after installing a power inverter. Let us try and answer two questions in this regard:
It has been several years since Inverter Air Conditioners (and refrigerators) arrived in India. Initially, people were sceptical of the new technology, but lately, people have started embracing it. No doubt that it is because Inverter Technology Air Conditioners save a huge amount of electricity. However, there is one big confusion (or we may call it a myth) that exists amongst most consumers: that Air Conditioners with Inverter Technology
Power supply situation continues to be bad in India with power failures ranging from 2 to 4 hours in cities and 8 hours or more in small towns and villages. This makes it difficult to manage daily life and thus installing power backups is inevitable. Although there are many solutions to this problem but the most common solution that most people apply in India; is to go for an Inverter-Battery system. However when somebody plans
Gaming consoles have become quite a common sight now-a-days. Gaming has become synonymous with "playing indoors" for kids in the urban households. Moreover, the number of people buying gaming consoles has increased significantly in the last five years. A gaming console, when used a long time (for more than 3-4 hours daily) can lead to a significant increase in the total electricity consumption of a household. Since gaming consoles
An inverter is a very useful appliance to provide power (or electricity) back-up during power-outage. It ensures a smooth continuity of electricity usage in whatever it is that one is doing, be it working on a computer or watching television or using washing machine etc, without any hindrance. As soon as the power from the utility disconnects, the inverter kicks in and provides power to the appliances. But some manufacturers claim
A microwave oven has become an integral part of a well-furnished kitchen in households now-a-days. Like any other electrical appliance, microwave ovens also come in different models produced by different manufacturers. There are many features which cater to different requirements of households. Among these, the material of the cavity of the microwave oven is an important aspect which people often ask about. Of the many ways in which cavity of a microwave oven impacts,
Smart phones have been tremendously popular in the recent years. There is little surprise in the continuously increasing demand of smart phones all over the world. Gone are the days of the rudimentary mobile phones which provided the most basic of facilities (like calling and messaging). With the boom in the communication technology, we frequently see a new mobile phone getting launched in the market which claims to be better than its predecessor.
Many people complain that their television or electronic appliance got “burnt” as the voltage shot up suddenly. By saying “burnt” they obviously don't mean that it was caught up in flames, but they refer to a very common phenomenon of an appliance becoming non-functional all of a sudden due to a drastic fluctuation in the incoming voltage. When the voltage increases abruptly to a very high value for a very short span of time, it is referred to as voltage surges.
Voltage Fluctuations are quite common in most places in India. No wonder we at Bijli Bachao get so many questions on our page for voltage stabilisers: working, sizing and power consumption. The biggest concern that people have is that voltage fluctuations can harm their appliances. This is true to a great extent for some appliances. But people hardly consider
Entertainment systems are all about pleasing your senses. Watching TV or listening to an audio system not only stimulates your brain but also impact your eyes and ears. Over the years the brightness of TVs have increased to provide extra simulation to the eyes. People are getting attracted by bright television displays in electronic stores and thus manufacturers have steadily increased the brightness of TVs. And not just that, in general the newer generations have