Many people use stabilizers to protect their air conditioning units. But as you will soon see, you can use AC stabilizers to protect other appliances as well, not just television sets but also washing machines and treadmills.
Can AC Stabilizer Be Used For Other Purposes?
Stabilizers are designed to respond to fluctuations in the power supply. They are supposed to stop these fluctuations from harming your equipment. Therefore, if you have any electronic items in your home that are vulnerable to fluctuations, you can use an AC stabilizer to protect them.
Can AC Stabilizer Be Used For Fridge?
A stabilizer is only necessary if the voltage rises or falls below the range within which the fridge can operate. However, that is unlikely to happen because the voltage range of most models is quite wide. Thus, do not expect to use stabilizers for refrigerators. The appliances have a high and low voltage cutoff..
In the past, these appliances had a voltage range of 200 to 240V. But today, the range is 170 to 290V. In other words, even when the power fluctuates, the voltage is unlikely to exceed the range of a modern fridge. That being said, you can use an AC stabilizer for your fridge if you want to.
These appliances do not have inbuilt stabilizers. But even if yours has one, I want consumers to realize that inbuilt stabilizers can only compensate for fluctuations that occur within a specific range. If your area has an erratic power supply and it is prone to extreme fluctuations, you should consider getting an external stabilizer.
They will maintain the operational efficiency of the fridge whilst also preventing permanent damage. But you have to buy the right AC stabilizer for your fridge. The rating of the stabilizer should fit the working range of the fridge.
People with a 600L capacity fridge should be ready to invest in a large stabilizer.
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Can AC Stabilizer Be Used For Washing Machine?
A washing machine requires a stabilizer. If the voltage falls below the range of the washing machine, the appliance has a motor that will overheat. If the voltage rises above the washing machine’s range, it may destroy all the sensitive components.
A washing machine cannot operate efficiently unless it has a rated supply voltage. The appliances do not have inbuilt stabilizers. And washing machines have a low voltage range. They need external stabilizers.
Washing machines are compatible with models like the V-Guard VGSD 50 and Vosta V4 that were designed for other appliances (Refrigerators and Treadmills respectively).
If the capacity is adequate, they can also work with AC stabilizers. At the end of the day, an air conditioning stabilizer is just a stabilizer. You can use it just like you would a stabilizer designed specifically for washing machines.
Can AC Stabilizer Be Used For TV?
Smart TVs can survive without a voltage stabilizer. The average smart TV has an SMPS on the inside that keeps the power supply stable.
I am convinced that the operating voltage range of a smart television’s SMPS is wide enough to keep the device safe. That being said, if your area is prone to extreme fluctuations and surges, you should get an external stabilizer.
If short circuits, overloads, and bad wiring are common in your home, you can add a stabilizer as a precaution. Suitable options include the Norstar DAVR 3000 and the Regvolt AC 3000
But you can also use an AC stabilizer. In most cases, people use electronic stabilizers for their TV sets. Electronic stabilizers are compatible with electronic devices.
They feature a high voltage cutoff and transient high voltage protection. Stabilizers that work with motor loads (Fridges, Freezers, AC, etc.) have high as well as low voltage cutoffs and they do not always offer transient high voltage protection.
Manufacturers do not make AC stabilizers with TV sets in mind. They design them to work with motor loads. However, as was mentioned above, an AC stabilizer is just a stabilizer. If it fits the rating of the TV, you can use it on your smart TV as you would any other stabilizer.
Can I Use AC Stabilizer For Treadmill?
Like other devices with motors, treadmills are susceptible to power fluctuations. Use stabilizers with a rating of at least 1000 volts. You can use an AC stabilizer on a treadmill that is compatible with most appliances that use motors.
You will notice that the same V-Guard VM 500 stabilizer can work on a washing machine, microwave oven, and treadmill.
You can also use AC stabilizers on washing machines. As such, you won’t have a problem doing the same with a treadmill.
Can I Use AC Stabilizer For Mainline?
You can install an AC stabilizer on the mainline if it has the capacity to carry the load. V-Guard has AC units whose ratings can carry the load of the average homestead.
A Mainline stabilizer is a device that consumers connect to the line that brings power to the home. Mainline stabilizers ensure that the power coming into your home is stable.
If you have a mainline stabilizer, you do not need individual stabilizers for each appliance
Can We Use AC Stabilizer For Home?
You can use an AC stabilizer as a general stabilizer at home. Most stabilizers function according to the same principle. They respond to over or under-voltage by either raising or lowering the voltage.
AC stabilizers can do this for every appliance in your home regardless of whether or not it has a motor. Manufacturers make specialized stabilizers for appliances like fridges, freezers, and washing machines. But you don’t have to buy a specialized stabilizer for your appliances if you don’t want to.