AUSTRALIA's Seeley International has developed a new motor for cooling systems and air conditioners that can use less power than a light bulb.
The new cooler uses a direct drive system. The Hushpower motor is integrated with a centrifugal cooling fan that spins around a fixed drive shaft. The system is efficient and very quiet.
Manufactured in-house by Seeley, the motor is made almost exclusively from injection-moulded plastic and contains very few parts.
The Hushpower motor maintains its efficiency at all speeds. Conventional motors become less efficient at lower speeds.
Normal motors at temperatures around 25°C - 30°C are inefficient, generate extra heat and have to work harder to keep homes cool. The new Hushpower motor is efficient all through its speed range and is therefore cheap to operate, using around half the power in a typical summer of a comparable size induction motor.
The Breezair Icon uses up to 40% less power than conventional ducted evaporative air conditioning systems and up to 90% less than refrigerated units.
The Breezair Icon is simple to install as the Hushpower motor automatically adjusts to suit the ducting system.
Advanced electronic controls ensure efficiency at all times. The system automatically alters motor speed to adjust to different ducting systems and air flow resistance changes caused when doors and windows are opened or closed.