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[en] Humidifying apparatus comprising a humidifier 100 and a fan assembly 10 for conveying the moist air from the humidifier and a humidity sensor wherein the humidifier comprises a water reservoir, a plurality of transducers for atomizing water and a drive circuit to actuate an initial number of the transducers to increase the relative humidity detected by the sensor to a preset level, and then activate a lower number of transducers to maintain the detected relative humidity around the preset level. The transducers may be formed in two equal subsets which are initially used together and then used alternatively. Preferably the humidifier may also include a further fan for generating air flow through the humidifier and the fan assembly may be a free standing fan located adjacent to the humidifier. Also disclosed is a bladeless fan comprising a nozzle with a Coanda surface.

Title
[en] Humidifying apparatus comprising a fan and a humidifier with a plurality of transducers
Application Number
GB20090015033
Publication Number
2473037 (A)
Application Date
August 28, 2009
Publication Date
March 2, 2011
Inventor
STANIFORTH MARK JOSEPH
GB
REES JONES GLYN GEOFFREY
GB
SUTTON JOHN SCOTT
GB
FITTON NICHOLAS GERALD
GB
Assignee
DYSON TECHNOLOGY
GB
IPC
F24F 6/12
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