Low Power Electromechanical Device for Ventilation in Rural Homes
The global rise of energy consumption has highlighted the needs to develop systems with energy saving capability. This paper describes the development of a low power electromechanical system for indoor ventilation. The proposed system consists of electromechanical system (actuator), motion translator, position controller, spring and inductive proximity sensor. Experimental test of the prototype was carried out to compare with the simulation results. The developed prototype was tested on a commonly sized blade normally used for ventilation. The system produces a rotational speed of 550 rpm at 4.4 W of power, which should be sufficient for indoor ventilation and cooling of simple homes and buildings.