February 25, 2021




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What is an inverter?

What is an inverter?



      A power inverter changes DC power from a battery into conventional AC power that you can use to operate all kinds of devices … electric lights, kitchen appliances, microwaves, power tools, TVs, radios, computers, to name just a few.

 You just connect the inverter to a battery, and plug your AC devices into the inverter … and you’ve got portable power … whenever and wherever you need it.

After being converted from AC to DC power. These power inverters are further being used to convert DC power from other sources like solar panels, batteries and direct current transmission with high voltage.

Inverters can be controlled in many ways. Pulse width modulation or PWM is one very common method.

All of this is in turn converted to an alternating current which is in turn consumed and used for a variety of functions like running appliances, electrical product, and tools. 

These AC power from a power inverter can be used at home and other commercial purposes.


Functionalities Of A Power Inverter

       The main functionality of a power Inverter is to convert DC voltage to AC voltage through a rectified process known as the contra-variant process.

The inverter itself does not produce any power – instead the power is provided by the DC source. Power inverters are either 100% electronic or they could be a combination of mechanical components such as rotary equipment and electronic circuitry.

      Static inverters do not make use of any moving parts in the conversion process, though, as they are just that – static.

General Purpose inverter:

A general purpose inverter is a piece of equipment that is able to offer precise variable control of the speed of a motor.

Inverters are commonly used in a wide range of industrial equipment such as printing presses, fans, pumps, conveyor belts, food processing equipment and construction machinery, although they are used in numerous others, too.

Today’s modern inverters are more diverse in design with added features such as USB interfaces, Ethernet and more; the main purpose it to ensure they are user-friendly and versatile and enable users to make use of remote control.

As inverters become more advances and continuously reaching enhanced levels of performance, these devices are being created in smaller more practical models as usage is becoming more common-place.


A power inverter can be entirely electronic or may be a combination of mechanical effects (such as a rotary apparatus) and electronic circuitry.

  1. High conversion efficiency and fast start-up;
  2. Good safety performance: it has 5 protection functions of short circuit, overload, over/under voltage and over temperature;
  3. Good physical properties: The product adopts all-aluminum shell, with good heat dissipation performance, hard surface oxidation treatment, good friction resistance, and resistance to a certain external force of extrusion or impact;
  4. Strong adaptability and stability with load.


MODERNETH Renewable Energy

Types of Inverters

There are three types of inverters that can be used to carry out this process and functionality. All these inverters vary based on the waveform of the AC output waveform.

                  The three types of inverters are : 

  • Step wave inverter which is also known as Modified sine wave inverter,
  • Square wave inverter, and
  • Pure sine wave inverter.
What Is An Inverter?

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