Troubleshooting Guide For Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are the common electrical appliances used during summers for a cool breeze. However, these appliances can showcase a wide array of problems if it is installed incorrectly. It is important to know how to troubleshoot ceiling fans for smooth functioning of these appliances.

Ceiling fans are often operated with the use of a fan regulator. Different types of regulators are used to operate ceiling fans. Today most people prefer to use electronic switches as it helps to save energy to a large extent. It is also considered to be efficient compared to the ordinary rotary switches. Let us examine some problems with ceiling fans.

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Wobbling: In some cases the fan may wobble up and down or back and forth. It is important to ensure that the holders and the blades are secured properly. The blades should also be positioned at an equal level to the ceiling to avoid wobbling. The blades can also be switched around to redistribute the weight accordingly.

Not Functioning: Another problem that can occur in a ceiling fan is that it might refuse to work. In some cases, the circuit breaker might turn the power off if there is a power upsurge. Check for any damaged wires and replace it immediately to prevent shock. Before checking ceiling fans for problems, it is important to switch off the power to avoid electrocution.

Noise: One of the most common problems among ceiling fans is unbearable noise. This might be caused due to over tightening or loosening of screws. If the blades are wobbling, this can cause noise and it might damage the fan over a period of time. Loose connectors can also cause noise while the fan is functioning. There can be some noise during the initial period of installation.

In some cases, the ceiling fans may not be installed correctly which can cause odour or smell. It is important to check the capacitors and other connections in the fan if this happens.

It is wise to seek professional assistance while installing ceiling fans and fan regulators to avoid problems in future.

The Importance And Uses Of Proximity Sensors

There are a large number of systems in the modern automated world which facilitate in various applications. Some of these systems are designed to measure the distance of an object and reduce the possibilities of accidents. The proximity sensor is one such device with different features. These sensors are used for a wide range of purposes. It is available in different varieties to suit different types of uses. There are long range and short range sensors which can be used for various purposes.

One of the main features of these sensors is that it detects the distance of the object without physical contact. An electromagnetic beam is emitted from the sensor and any changes in the field cause the sensor to activate. Some of the most commonly used sensors are photoelectric, inductive, ultrasonic and capacitive.

Proximity sensors are often used in touch screens on mobile phones and electronic switches in highly restricted areas. It uses short range proximity to detect the finger of the person or any other material that has touched the screen.

These sensors are also used at the rear side of private vehicles to alert the drivers about an oncoming object or another vehicle. There are sensors which can be fixed to the windows and doors of homes for better security and safety. These sensors are alerted when there is security breach.

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Today most of the cellular phones also include sensors which determine the proximity of the user’s face and operates according to it. It is used in a large number of consumer applications.

There are active and passive proximity sensors which include different functions and uses. The active sensors are designed to send signals which will be reflected back to the device. The distance of the object is calculated accordingly. These sensors are usually fixed on automatic doors which alert the sensors to open the door when a person walks to it.

The passive sensor works by the changes in the environment. The sensor activates when there is a change in the infrared lights emitted by the device. Different types of devices can be bought from various online stores at reasonable price rates.