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AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE WITH DIRECT CURRENT POWER BACKUP
ADENOWO A. A., YUSSUFF A.I., ADETONA S.O., OGUNLEYE O.M., ABIOYE O. K., AHUBELEM C.G.
ETRJ. Vol. 4(2), 17 September, 2019
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Abstract: The design and construction of a simple but efficient automatic washing machine with direct current power backup is presented in this paper. The machine is capable of washing, rinsing and dry-spinning clothes. The intelligence of the machine was based on PIC16f628 microcontroller. This provides the sequence of instructions that controls the machine from start to finish according to the washing mode selected. The machine is robust in design; with local utilization of materials. 3 kg load of clothes at an average power consumption of 1.91 watt per minute washing cycle was achieved. Furthermore, at power failure, the battery backup was automatically initiated to complete the washing operation.