An efficient appliance for low voltage DC house
Paper in proceedings, 2011

Kitchen appliances consume large amount of energy in residential houses. By using efficient appliances energy losses can be reduced. Most of the household appliances use DC internally except some appliances such as stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven. The refrigerator and stove is one of the high power consuming kitchen appliances and it consumes large amount of energy. This work investigated on energy efficient home appliance design to run on low DC voltage and the purpose is to reduce energy consumption and losses. A combined refrigerator stove unit is designed to run on low voltage DC. The system is simulated with Matlab / Simulink and finally a prototype is built to analyze the performance. © 2011 IEEE.

Kitchen appliance

peltier element


Ccombined refrigerator stove

Low voltage DC appliance

Thermoelectric Module


Mohammad Amin

University of Chittagong

Yasir Arafat

University of Chittagong

Stefan Lundberg

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Stephan Mangold

Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

2011 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, EPEC 2011; Winnipeg, MB; 3 October 2011 through 5 October 2011


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