Global Patent Index - EP 2792785 B1

EP 2792785 B1 20170614 - CLOTHES DRYER

Title (en)

CLOTHES DRYER

Title (de)

WÄSCHETROCKNER

Title (fr)

SÈCHE-LINGE

Publication

EP 2792785 B1 20170614 (EN)

Application

EP 12857227 A 20120223

Priority

  • JP 2011271893 A 20111213
  • JP 2012001225 W 20120223

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP2792785A1] A clothes dryer according to the present invention includes a temperature detecting unit to detect the temperature of its refrigerant, and a controller to control a compressor and the like. The controller compares the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit with a predetermined temperature so as to make a judgment of the necessity of refrigerant heating. When the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit is lower than the predetermined temperature, the controller performs the refrigerant heating by energizing windings of a motor inside the compressor, without causing the motor to rotate. With this configuration, even when outside-air temperature decreases during a stop of operation of the clothes dryer, the refrigerant heating can prevent the occurrence of a liquid-back phenomenon, which allows the clothes dryer capable of preventing excessive loads on the compressor.

IPC 8 full level

D06F 58/20 (2006.01); D06F 58/28 (2006.01)

CPC (source: CN EP)

D06F 58/206 (2013.01 - CN EP); D06F 58/30 (2020.02 - CN EP); D06F 58/38 (2020.02 - EP); D06F 2103/00 (2020.02 - CN EP); D06F 2103/10 (2020.02 - EP); D06F 2103/38 (2020.02 - CN EP); D06F 2103/50 (2020.02 - CN EP); D06F 2105/26 (2020.02 - CN EP)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 2792785 A1 20141022; EP 2792785 A4 20150429; EP 2792785 B1 20170614; CN 103958765 A 20140730; CN 103958765 B 20161116; JP 2013123443 A 20130624; WO 2013088585 A1 20130620

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 12857227 A 20120223; CN 201280058523 A 20120223; JP 2011271893 A 20111213; JP 2012001225 W 20120223