EGO energy regulator
The energy regulator can repeatedly turn on and off the circuit by adjusting a longer or shorter time interval to control the temperature of the heating element. If set at the highest control point, the output power will be continuous. The energy regulator is installed directly behind the control knob.
The energy regulator mainly consists of a heated bimetal and a quick-action component (that is, a switch spring equipped with a contact point). When the heating element is turned on, the bimetallic sheet starts to heat, and the current flows into the heating resistor of the cooking area in parallel at the same time. This causes the bimetallic strip to be heated, which changes its shape and triggers the associated contacts. When the position of the control shaft rotates, a built-in cam will change the distance between the bimetal and the adjuster contact. The size of the gap can change the interval time between the on and off of the circuit.
Red = circuit closed
Heating element on
Blue = open circuit
Turn off the heating element
Control output power
The EGO energy regulator can achieve stepless regulation between 6% and 70% of the rated power. Under the highest setting, the heating process continues continuously, and the output power is 100% of the rated output.
Longer current on time and shorter circuit off time achieve higher output power, for example, it can be used for heating and frying. Shorter current on time and longer circuit off time achieve lower output power, for example, it can be used for slow cooking.
Steplessly adjustable output power
Using stepless adjustable settings, the output power can meet different cooking processes and the quantity of food. A cooking zone can be heated by single-turn or multi-turn heating elements. Control knobs are usually marked with the following labels:
0 to 3
0 to 9
0 to 12
The power output of the control knob of the energy regulator in different positions
If the control power range of the cooking zone is known, the output power corresponding to each control knob position can be accurately calculated. The "output power curve" of the energy regulator can clearly display the percentage of the actual circuit on-time in the total time period at each setting position of the control knob.
Using the output power curve, you can find comparable settings for different electric stoves and control knob marks.