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Mildred Said:

AC vs DC power outlets in canada?

We Answered:

DC is mainly for smaller things like motors in toys and such, and all outlets, from what I know, are AC. That's where the 50/60 Hz comes from, that shows how many times a second the charge alternates, hence, alternating current.

AC is used for pretty much all wall-plugged things, and I'm not sure if DC will damage them, but they might not function as properly.

For example, such things as pocket guitar amps, and keyboards (musical) can use transformers to provide them their 7.5 or 9 Volts and it would be DC, just like the batteries they would have used.

Other than that, you might want to read the manual for your solar panel, and see what that DC outlet might be for....

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