We use capacitors in our electric fans, in this article I am gonna write about the use of capacitor in fan or Ceiling fan. Everybody knows that a single-phase motor can not be started without using a capacitor and the electrical fan are also a type of single-phase motor.
We use two types of capacitors in single-phase motors, one is Starting capacitor and 2nd is the Running capacitor. In this article, we discuss the function of a capacitor in a ceiling fan however we will discuss the starting and running capacitor soon in our upcoming posts.
Use Of Capacitor In Ceiling Fan:
Normally in our electric supply, we have the lagging power factor or we can say that a lagging current (I) and a ceiling fan required a leading power factor or leading current (I).
As I said that we have a lagging current and the fan required a leading current, not a leading voltage, so the capacitor makes the current lead and when we use the capacitor then our supply has a leading power factor or Current.
So the ceiling fan required the Leading power factor and the capacitor makes the leading power factor which starts the ceiling fan.
I hope you understood why we use capacitors Or the role of capacitor in ceiling fan. Now if you have any questions regarding this post then kindly ask me in below comments section.