If you are going to buy a paper shredder. You will notice the word called “Duty Cycle”. In the shredding world, Duty Cycle means recommended amount of time a shredder can shred continuously and after that, the amount of time is required for the motor to cool down, before starting the next shredding cycle or we can call its duty cycle.
How Thermal Overload Protection Works
The thermal overload protection works as a safety switch. If you shred more than recommended duty cycle and the motor of the shredder gets too warm. This safety feature gets activated and shut down the shredder and forced to cool down the motor to protect from any permanent damage.
Let’s understand with an example, there are two situations in which you shred your papers. First, you shred continuously and the second situation is you shred periodically let’s say over 12 minutes. In both situations, let’s assume that your shredder may have a duty cycle (i.e. continues shredding time) for 5 minutes.
What will happen to the machine in both situations is that paper shredder may stop working after 5 minutes i.e. in the first situation and after 12 minutes in the second situation. This is because of the thermal overload protection feature of the paper shredder. It will force the shredder to stop shedding after the duty cycle. By this way, it will prevent any damage to the motor.
When you start shredding our recommendations is that let the paper shredder cool down as specified for the model, even if it will run for a shorter period of time.
The shorter the cooling time, the shorter the next shredding cycle will be in your shredder machine. Because the motor of your shredder may not have cooled completely.
When you select the shredder according to your work, make sure you read the duty cycle of that machine. Some of over recommended paper shredder with their respective duty cycles are as follows. Hope you find it useful.
Paper Shredder is a simple tool but you have to understand the mechanism of it. It requires regular maintenance. You can’t use it like purchasing a new shredder and forget the maintenance part of it. If you don’t take care of it regularly, it will make your work difficult when you needed it most.
Some times it will start the motor of the shredder automatically, and you may think what is going on with your shredder. For that issue, you have to fix your paper shredder sensor.
Fellowes paper shredders are ruling in the shredder market. because of its best quality, user-friendly features, a vast variety of different models for different users. It also provides shredder for small scale shredding to large scale shredding machines with many features like autoload, jam-free, silent and most important is most secure cutting.
Fellowes paper shredder makes all kinds of paper shredder like a cross-cut shredder, micro-cut shredder, strip-cut shredders, and Confetti Cut. It allows the cutting papes from 6 sheets to up to 24 sheets all at ones in the shredder.
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