Given that solar panels produce DC, batteries store DC, electronics use DC,
LED lights must have DC and many other appliances could use direct rather
than alternating current, should we be setting up our homes for more use of
DC rather than AC?
|The first solar PV installation on my place at Clare,
Why use expensive and not particularly long-lived inverters to convert DC
from our solar panels to AC when our tablets, laptops, radios and LED lights
have to be built containing rectifiers to convert that AC back into DC?
Apart from the cost of the unnecessary inverters and rectifiers, some of the
power is lost in the conversion from DC to AC and again in the conversion from
AC to DC.
Should the modern home be set up with parallel direct and alternating current
wiring? Or even DC alone?
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There are some advantages in AC for electric motors.
I'm not up on the technicalities.
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