Save Power, Save Money and Save Earth!
A story of a local discovery!
Our, City has been experiencing power cuts for the past years from my childhood. In summers it was unbearable in the hot summers. My father Mr. Dilip Kumar Dutta to solve this problem first installed a local inverter charger which looked like a stabilizer with one 12volt DC fan, one 12volt DC CFL light bulb and a 12volt battery; it used to provide us with light and air in one room for 8 hours but utilized a lot of consumption while charging.
Recently my decided to install a Home UPS 800VA from a reputed company with a 12 volt maintenance free battery which has changed our lives and we no longer linger with the problem of power cuts. But this spared us with the local inverter. So my father thought of another utilization of the charger, he used the charging wires of the battery to run the fan as an AC/DC converter. He connected the fan’s terminals to the positive and negative terminals and plugged the charger’s plugs to the mains and now we have a 12 volt AC/DC fan which provides sufficient air as compared to an AC fan with the advantage of lower power consumption.My father is a simple man, a railway station manager at a small station near Jhansi; he has qualifications of class 12thstandard but from young age he was a brilliant and natural guitarist and he even made his own electric guitar at a young age and performed at local stages. But due to getting service at young age his hobby could not flourish into his profession. But my father frequently show’s his brilliance and comes out with such fruitful ideas which can save power consumption and save Earth. The only thing he resists the most is appreciation and recognition and he thinks its common sense but for me he is great! He inspires me to become like him but I lack many of his qualities.