In December 2018, the Panasonic Group company had focused more on indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental systems; this then marked a cumulative global output of 200 million ventilating fans. It has been 60 years since the first ventilating fan was invented in 1958.
Panasonic has always been committed to improving the IAQ by providing ventilating fans, electric fans, and air purifiers ever since its founding in the 1900’s. The company produces more than seven million units of Panasonic fans – their flagship product.
Features of Panasonic Fans
Below are just some of the Panasonic fans’ features that make it a unique, efficient, durable, and reliable fan producer in the world.
1. Low Sone
A sone is a measure of sound. The listening environment is more pleasant if the sone is low. A Panasonic Fans works at less than 0.3 sones at a standard system. The mean refrigerator runs at one sone to put that in comparison. Sone measurements mean that the sound rates of various items or conditions can be accurately compared.
2. Static pressure
A fan requires energy to circulate air through ducts. Static pressure measures the strength to that airflow as the ventilator drives air through a pipe. Static pressure is measured in inches of water column or water gauge, showing that the strength is equivalent to a water gauge column.
If it expresses a static pressure as 0.1″ “water gauge or 0.25 water gauge, this calculation indicates that the resistance is equal to a one-tenth water column or one-fourth of an inch tall. Listing ratings at 0.1 water gauge indicates a ‘push-on’ fan to exhaust is low pressure or distance while ratings at 0.25 water gauge are more indicative of fan output when fans are mounted in a project.
Panasonic fans are exceptionally quiet. Their tip speed, wheel blower, exhaust outlet, and motor all work together to create a distinctive, quiet design.
Tip speed is a feature of Panasonic fans, which is using a big blower wheel at limited RPMs that transfers a significant volume of air. The bigger wheel and the lower RPMs imply lesser speed and noise at the tip.
The double suction blower wheel is the blower wheel which pulls air from both ends, allowing air to reach the wheel in more space — giving betting air connection to the blower wheel, which decreases noise and enables the ventilation process to be more effective.
Exhaust outlet in a Panasonic fan discharge side outlet is as large as the blower wheel. It implies less turbulent airflow as it enters the duct and less noise to hold the exhaust outlet at the same width as the blower wheel.
Quiet motor is an AC, and DC four-pole condenser motors feature Panasonic fans. The four-pole configuration assists a smooth and even rotation of the AC motor fan. This not only means noise reduction but also made Panasonic motors one of the most powerful fan motors today.
4. Energy efficient
As compared with input wattage consumption, Panasonic fans are one of the lowest in the business. This low wattage draw is achieved with a unique configuration of the engine, limited usage, and a large wheel blower. Specific engine designs are Panasonic’s AC fan condenser which serves as a capacitor to store and distribute electrical energy to the coil efficiently and in exact quantities.
This reduces power draw and increases the motor’s electrical efficiency. Panasonic’s DC brushless motor supplies the magnetic rotor and print circuit board with unprecedented energy efficiency. The magnetic rotor avoids loss of energy, whereas the print circuit board integrates a unique IC chip that tracks and guides the fan blade’s RPM. The combined effect of these two special features enables the DC engine to achieve higher energy efficiency than an AC engine.
The Panasonic’s wide blower wheel also increases the performance of the airflow, allowing the fan to run at a lower RPM and minimize energy use.
Panasonic fans have long been known for their long-lasting characteristic. Its fans are built to provide a minimum of 30,000 hours of continuous operation, and an average life of 100,000 hours. This is around eleven years and a half without ever turning it off. Motor manufacturing, standard production facility, and the fan housing contribute to the reason why a Panasonic fan is said to be durable or long-lasting.
Panasonic motor production is completely controlled, with an electronic system for detecting defects. The manufacturing facilities that create Panasonic fans have been listed as one of the best quality manufacturers in the world by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
In addition, the fan housing is made of galvanized steel with heavy-gauge zinc and painted to shield it from rust.
6. Can be installed in bathrooms and showers
Panasonic fans are protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) that is why it can be installed in bathrooms. Bear in mind that due to high humidity and increased corrosion risk, any ventilation system located in a damp setting can be the reason why it will only have a limited life.
Fans used in high humidity environments should be functioning for long periods of time, to make sure the moisture control is controlled and to lessen the condensation risk in the fan body or ducting.
Because the bathrooms produce so much humidity in a home, it is vital to exhaust the humid air quickly outside before it will condense on the walls, ceilings, and/or windows. Efficient airflow requires an adequately designed fan, short duct ride, smooth-walled ductwork, little to no elbows in the ducting, and a damper that does not limit airflow.
For every square foot of floor space, traditional bathrooms should have a fan that can, at the least, exhaust one cubic foot of air per minute (CFM). A single 100 CFM exhaust fan is capable of handling the average 100 sq. ft. bathroom with no separate tub or wardrobe. However, more complex bathrooms need more fans. For complicated duct runs, the size of the fan could be increase.