Title: Green Relay Mechanisms Using Shape Memory Alloys

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 31-36
Authors: Arbaaz Khan
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2014)
- Malaysia


Abstract—Green Design Mechanisms are becoming more common as the needs for cheaper and efficient energy management systems are increasing by the day. Due to habits such as overcharging devices or leaving chargers unplugged, a lot of energy is wasted worldwide in the form of heat loss inside the coils of the transformers present in charging stations for devices such as mobiles, televisions, Ipods and laptops. Further several other components such as air conditioners require huge motors and high initial current to control switching of the compressor when ambient temperature falls below preset temperature. Using Shape Memory Alloys a unique relay mechanism can be designed which can control the above said devices, reduce power losses and have a huge impact worldwide on energy savings.