Technical Writing for Home Appliance Circuitry and Documentation

Technical Writing for Home Appliance Circuitry and Documentation

By on Jun 4, 2017 in Latest Posts, Technical Documentation |

Remember that combined washer and dryer unit that seemed like a steal the first time you brought it in? The friendly salesman was helpful; patient with his explanations while stamping his brand of approval on your choice. Then one day, it all went up in smoke as frequent breakdowns and storage issues became the norm.

Appliance Circuitry can be Complicated and Proprietary

To make matters worse, the application’s circuitry is too damn weird for you to roll up your sleeves and help yourself. This might seem like a commonplace problem but it is gradually approaching epidemic levels. The availability of technical writing for home appliance circuitry and documentation is sparse and unsystematic. Hence, consumers are forced to make costly modifications and frequent trips to the electrician.

But a simple catalog of effective technical writing for home appliance circuitry and documentation is all that is needed to save yourself from these ordeals. The choice of a washer/dryer unit can be deceptively simple. It is common wisdom to go for integrated washer and dryer units for convenience and economy. At first glance, a blow by blow comparison of separate washer and dryer units with integrated ones do verify this widely accepted wisdom.

Integrated Systems

Integrated systems perform approximately equal to separate washer and dryer units, they obviously save space and there isn’t much difference in their prices as well. Even so, a closer look at the circuitry can quickly assure you that it isn’t as simple as that. Integrated systems consume more water since the dryer unit needs water to cool off its condenser.

While a single standard supply circuit can be shared by separate washer and dryer units, the dryer can conveniently be disconnected when not in use. This load then can be shared by your massage chair as you lie back and watch your laundry being washed. Integrate washer and dryer units in contrast need a dedicated circuit which is immensely more consumptive and lack the versatility of separate washer and dryer units.

The Home appliance circuitry can be an intimidating multi headed hydra- a fresh problem cropping up once you solve one. Yet, the circuitry by itself is extremely linear and easy to understand. Take for instance, the good old remote control which has bred generations of couch potatoes. The simple remote can be easily assembled using an IR sensor, IC Counter and a relay linearly to a battery. All it will cost is a trip to the local convenience store and a few dollars.

Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things as it affects Home Appliances like washing machines

The advent of IOT (Internet Of Things) has brought a deluge of automated devices. We have wifi enabled devices, RF transmitters, digital controllers and other optoelectronic devices which control our appliances at the blink of an eye. It is easy to modify your washer/dryer unit using modules available easily online to make your life faster, simpler and hassle free. It is easy enough to document the application circuitry for you don’t want to fly blind when something goes haywire. You most certainly do not want the electrician to overcharge you as well. Simple drawings of major components, serial numbers et al can go a long way in saving costs and making sense of the chaos.

References:

http://www.stackablewasheranddryer.org

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/internet-of-things/overview.html