Frequent Breakdowns of Printers, Laptops and Copiers? You Have an Unknown Assassin in Your Electrical Line
The energy improvement that you have done for your office by deploying LED lights, may be reducing your energy bill, but the DC drivers of the LEDs are throwing out significant harmonics into the electrical lines. Enough to damage the stepper motors of the Printers and DC supplies of the Laptops. If you have done energy improvements for your building and are noticing that your Printers, Laptops, HVAC and Compressors are all failing more often than before, you can be rest assured that harmonics have spread into your power line like terminal cancer.
How much are you losing due to bad harmonics? Difficult to say, but if your harmonics level exceeded 20% during peak hour, a mid-sized office of 40 people can easily see damages of 3-4 Network printers, compressors, and a couple of PCs in a year--- all of which may exceed ten thousand dollars in addition to lost work hours due to replacement and downtime.
There is an easy fix to all of this. Buy a MachineSense Power Analyzer from Databazaar and estimate the level of harmonics and imbalance in your office input line. Once you know the imbalance, it is easy to fix. The 24x7 data from the power analyzers can help your electrician in quick fixes. For killing harmonics, there are several remedies for which you can contact the experts at MachineSense. For a relatively low investment, your printers and other electronic devices will be free from bad power quality forever.