7. Electric fansThe electric fans became common in 1965 period. Its weight was initially very high and about 15 kgs. Now fans weigh 4-7Kgs only maximum. These fans are called ceiling fans since fitted to the roof (ceiling)On earlier days the fan was fitted to a strengthy beam, sometimes adding one more additional beam close or new concretebeam placed. Fan was fitted to beam with a hook bolted and nutted at two or three places.Now in all buildings specific locations are already provided with hooks to hold the fan. Ceiling fan come in differentcolours. The only problem with the ceiling fan now is the frequent failure of running condenser which may at leastoccur once in a year. There is no caution- The fan stop all on a sudden.The most important thing I wanted to mention is electrical items is comparatively very cheaper and more durable. We canget good quality fans for about 1000-1500 rupees from a standard company.8. How will we distinguish between DC and A C fans?This was a question answer during my degree course period. There are two essential parts in the motor. One is statorand other rotar. In AC fans which we use we can see the motor is running and wings are connected to it. In DC fans themotor will be firm, moving will be the centre armature to which wings are connected. Now DC fans are miniature fanswhich I discuss later.9. Three Wings and four wings.The electric fans most common is the one with 3 wings. But four wing fans also are available in electric shops. Thewing lengthy varies with in margins in different models.During rotation dust will be collected on the top and bottom of the wings. Periodical cleaning is a must. Once a monthit is minimum required. Now having vacuum cleaners cleaning has become easier but still for top cleaning extra effortsis required.I have read else where most of the dead human skins find a place in fans dust!!10 Table fans and pedestal fansTable fans was most attracted item by people during 1965's. It provided satisfactory wind and could be kept on stools.It was most liked for bedrooms.Even in those earlier days many missed provision for hook in the ceiling for R CC roofing. Some felt Table fan was morecomfortable for transport. Some how 65-75's was an era of table fans. Every house used to have two or three table fans.The comfort was it could be taken even to varandha and worked using a plug point. We can see these model fans inrailway coaches now.Table fans had child guard so that no worry of children touching wings. They used to come in attractive colours.Now table fans have mostly lost market. Its only use is in temporary military tents, tourist tents or small thatchedhouses today.11. Special use of table fansSome members may wonder is it? Hence I like to add this. When an open well is cleaned before getting down forcleaning, it is advised to run a table fan at the bottom. This can be done by bringing down a table fan tied to a ropeand bring down. The table fan's power supply lead has to be extended to the top where it can be connected to amultiplex box.Running a table fan for half an hour will move up the most dangerous carbon dioxide hidden at bottom to the out sideair and bring oxygen down . I hope you got it. Then it is safe to get down. So well cleaners mostly keep it now also.12. Pedestal fansPedastal fans are for blowing of air. They are specially convenient in shops, marriage halls, big halls of the houseetc. Pedastal fans are bigger table fans, motor with higher RPM, and about 5' feet in height. One of the importantapplications is in Photo studios where high wattage lamps produce very much heat. Normally persons renting shamiana,chairs etc will have two or three pedestal fans too.13. Fan regulatorI do not know most members know it, regulator is a rheostat. By regulating the current through various values ofresistances, the speed is regulated. Whether the fan is kept at position 1 or position 5 of the rheostat, the currentconsumed is the same. Balance current when kept in position 1(resistance maximum and speed very slow) is radiatedthrough a resistance.13.1 External regulatorEarlier there were external regulators. We could see the top getting heated and breaking and we used to replace.