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Which AC appliances will run on DC? Answered

I am planning on constructing a completely self sufficient home, with the energy created in DC using a water wheel, windmill, and/or generator. I wanted to stay away from inverters (unless REALLY needed), and wonder if i can make dc plug sockets and plug the AC appliances into the DC (building rules and regs wouldnt apply) . They would mainly be simple kitchen appliances eg mixers, and a lot of tools. They would be run from a bank of 12v batteries. i would also use DC lights in the house.
i thought this may be possible from this instructables- https://www.instructables.com/id/Run-AC-Tools-on-Batteries-Directly,-without-an-Inv/

any help would be GREATLY appreciated!?


I'm trying to find out how to change my appliances from AC to DC and when I do I will let you know. There is a company in OH that sells DC appliances. Where there is a will there is a way!

just thinking the same, have you had this thought,

run a red and black wire and solder respectively on the 2 junctions where the 4 diodes making up the rectifier sit, thus breaking the connection feeding this set-up, ie negating the AC in, the small transformer and the diode set-up(rectifier).

Your red/black wire connect pos/inside or vis versa to a ciggerette lighter socket, ie your new plug.

your thoughts to this.

In this part of the world everything is 240 volts so I wire up 18 batteries and started pluging in everything I could find, Computer, Printer, flat screen tv, dvd, playstation, VCR, compact florescent lights, toaster, jug, Phone and laptop chargers, switch mode battery charge. I found that as long as it doesn't have a transformer or an induction motor almost everything works.The stuff that doesnt work doesn't go bang it just wont go, no damage done.( I had a laser printer that threw a fit and jammed the paper but no damage) you may have problems with switches arcing or burning out, I havent as yet but everyone says I will. Inverters sux.

Lights will. Heaters (without fans) will. Anything that converts AC to DC like a TV could be adapted. If kitchen appliances and tools use AC motors - not. L