You require different stabilizers for different appliances. Apparently, you cannot apply a stabilizer for an air conditioner to a refrigerator. The reverse is also supposedly unacceptable. But that isn’t necessarily true. If you keep reading, you will realize that you have a lot of freedom where the application of stabilizers is concerned.
Can We Use TV Stabilizer For Refrigerator?
Stabilizers that protect refrigerators have high and low voltage cut-off. This is because electronic devices are sensitive to voltage spikes that exceed the range within which they are supposed to operate. With refrigerators, low voltage is just as dangerous. Thus, you can’t use a TV Stabilizer For the Refrigerator.
Stabilizers for refrigerators also feature a time delay that enhances the lifespan of the appliance by preventing the compressor from frequently starting and stopping in response to fluctuations in the voltage.
Television sets do not require these same protections. Their stabilizers have a high voltage cut-off but manufacturers rarely include a low-voltage cut-off. This makes TV stabilizers a poor alternative for refrigerators. You can experiment with them all the same, but it is a risk.
You are encouraged to get a stabilizer specifically designed for the refrigerator, such as the V-Guard VGSD 100 and the Everest EPS 50. If you cannot afford one, you can either take a chance on the TV stabilizer or use the refrigerator without one.
The working range of a refrigerator is wide enough that it can survive conventional fluctuations. Your decision will depend on the stability of the grid in your area.
Can I Use Fridge Stabilizer For TV?
A decent fridge stabilizer will meet the requirements of a conventional TV with ease. You shouldn’t have a problem using it to provide stable power to the TV. You have to check the voltage and current rating of the TV. Once you add a safety margin of 25 per cent to the rating of the TV, it should fall below the rating of the stabilizer.
A Television set is not quite as complicated as a Fridge, at least not where electrical requirements are concerned. In other words, identifying a suitable stabilizer for a TV isn’t that challenging.
Can We Use the Same Stabilizer For TV and Fridge?
This isn’t a good idea. First of all, you can connect multiple appliances to a single stabilizer. But you must take the overall rating of the devices into account. If the total load exceeds the rating of the stabilizer, running the appliances will overload the stabilizer.
A fridge consumes far more energy than a television set, especially when it is cycling on. If you bought the stabilizer with the rating of the TV in mind, that stabilizer cannot accommodate the total load of the TV and the fridge.
A fridge stabilizer is less of a risk because fridge stabilizers are more powerful.
You have a better chance of using a fridge stabilizer to accommodate a fridge and a TV. The reverse is simply too risky. That hasn’t stopped people from using TV stabilizers on their fridges. However, most consumers in such situations will tell you that they use the TV stabilizer to stabilize the fridge alone.
They are hesitant to connect both the fridge and the TV to the same stabilizer. You cannot ignore the fact that TV stabilizers rarely offer both high and low-voltage cut-off.
If you are determined to use the same stabilizer for a TV and a Fridge, your best option is a mainline stabilizer.
A mainline stabilizer protects all the equipment in your home because it is attached to the line that brings power to your home. A mainline stabilizer can easily carry the combined load of a TV and a fridge.
Can We Use TV Stabilizer For AC?
TVs use an electronic type of stabilizer that doesn’t always offer high and low voltage cut-offs or time delay features. Additionally, many TV stabilizers do not include transient high voltage protection. This is why stabilizers for electronic devices like televisions are not suitable for motor loads like air conditioners.
To protect your air conditioner, you need a stabilizer that was designed to serve motor loads like fridges, freezers, and air conditioners. Motor loads have motors and compressors that require a time delay as well as high and low voltage cut-offs.
It is also worth noting that an AC unit requires a stabilizer that has a much higher rating than a Television. The chances of an AC overloading a TV stabilizer are high. But if the rating of the TV stabilizer can accommodate the needs of the AC, you can experiment with this configuration. Again, it is risky but it can be done.
At the end of the day, conventional stabilizers operate using similar mechanisms. You can pair them with different appliances as long as the ratings are compatible.
Can AC Stabilizer Be Used For TV?
An AC stabilizer can be used for a Television, so long as the TV doesn’t consume more power than the AC stabilizer is designed to handle. Though, that is unlikely to happen. TVs do not use as much power as AC units. If a stabilizer can handle the power requirements of an air conditioning system, it can handle your TV.
Some people argue that TVs do not require stabilizers because they have a wide working voltage range and the fluctuations in your area are unlikely to exceed that range. But if you hate the idea of using the TV without a stabilizer, you can use the AC stabilizer.
Can We Use TV Stabilizer For Computer/Laptop?
Laptops do not require a stabilizer. They have a wide working voltage range. Many desktop computers are similar. They can survive ordinary fluctuations. Even if the voltage is so low that the bulbs are dim, the average computer can still function.
If these fluctuations are short-term, you are better off buying an Uninterruptible Power Supply. It can provide clean and stable power. In most cases, spikes are a bigger threat to your computer because they can fry your electronics instantly. A TV stabilizer will not harm your computer. You can use it if you don’t have any other option. But a UPS is better.