Twisted blades for outdoor air conditioner condensers and heat pumps that improve airflow efficiency to minimize operating power requirements. The blades can run at approximately 850 rpm to produce approximately 1930 cfm of air flow using approximately 110 Watts of power from an 8-pole motor with an improved diffuser assembly. Using an OEM 6-pole 1/8 hp motor produced approximately 2610 cfm with approximately 145 Watts of power while running the blades at approximately 1100 rpm. Power savings were approximately 24% (40 to 50 Watts) over the conventional configuration with increased air flow. Embodiments of two, three, four and five blades can be equally spaced apart from one another about hubs. Additionally, a novel noise reduction configuration can include asymmetrically mounted blades such as five blades asymmetrically mounted about the hub. Additional features can include conical diffusers with or without conical center bodies were shown to further improve air moving performance by
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Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
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Nonprovisional Application Record
Parker, Danny; Hibbs, Bart; and Sherwin, John, "High Efficiency Air Conditioner Condenser Fan with Performance Enhancements." (2009). UCF Patents. 218.