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Running Your Home on 12V

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Running Your Home on 12V Reply with quote

Big Steps In Building: Change Our Wiring to 12 Volt DC

Author argues that most of our electronics and even lighting (LED, CF) are direct current devices...why not start there, especially if using solar cells, batteries or fuel cells to power your home?

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When he was designing the MiniHome, Andy Thomson thought this was dumb, and chose all of his lighting to run off 12VDC, cutting off the transformers and wiring it directly to the batteries.


http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/big-steps-in-building-change-our-wiring-to-12-volt-dc.html
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