DC Appliance Safety Standards Guideline through Comparative Analysis of AC and DC Supplied Home Appliances

  • Ahn, Jung-Hoon (School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Hee (School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Lee, Byoung-Kuk (School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Jin, Hyun-Cheol (DMC R&D Center, Samsung Electronics) ;
  • Shim, Jae-Sun (Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering, Kangwon National University at Samcheok)
  • Received : 2011.10.31
  • Accepted : 2011.12.05
  • Published : 2012.01.01


This paper provides a safety guideline for DC supplied home appliances through the comparative analysis of existing safety guideline for AC supplied home appliances. For this purpose, a predictive DC home appliance model is suggested and in special international safety standards of AC appliances are also analyzed. Moreover, a DC distribution system is built to verify the validity of the proposed safety guideline. The detailed analyzing process is explained with help of informative experimental results.


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