Reduction of ac energy wastage through clamp meter
Name : Varun Shriram & Udai Singh
District & State : Gurgaon, Haryana
Category : Engineering
Award : ignite
Award Function : IGNITE 2013 Awards
Award Year : 2013
What’s the idea:
Clamp meter connected to an AC monitors the current flow and indicates usage (range) through green, orange and red colour codes.
The four friends learnt about capacitor and its use in many electronic appliances in their Physics class. Ageing of these, leads to lesser efficiency of the appliance. So they thought of introducing a clamp meter in the circuit to record the amount of current consumed, which is depicted by three different colours. So if the colour becomes red, user should understand it is time for servicing of the appliance, thereby saving time and money on high electricity bills. Mihiraan likes playing cricket and basketball and aspires to become an engineer while Aman is a musician (plays guitar) and a mathematician and enjoys good food, movies and cricket. Varun, apart from swimming and playing basketball, has been involved in dance and theatre since he was quite young. Udai, on the other hand, loves trekking but now spends much time volunteering at local schools and teaching young students science. He has developed a ‘Discover Science’ book and kit for the same, and has documented all his experiences online on his blog.