[OpenTRV-dev] Thermoelectric power for TRVs?
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Thu Mar 28 12:19:32 GMT 2013
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Jack Kelly <EMAIL ADDRESS HIDDEN> wrote:
> The pin on the base of a TRV is spring loaded, isn't it? I wonder if
> there's a way to reclaim some of this energy when we release the pin.
The radiator valve insert is spring loaded. If the TRV is well
designed then it is also spring loaded so as to balance the insert
spring; then the actuator only needs to overcome friction plus I
suppose some dynamic hydraulic pressure. Is this not how the motorized
TRVs are actually constructed?
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