What is an Inverter?
An inverter is an electronic device that changes direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). The input voltage, output voltage, frequency and overall power handling depend on the design of the specific device or circuitry.
How does an inverter work?
An inverter converts direct current (DC) from your batteries in to alternating current (AC) through an inverter, the inverter then supplies your house with either 110/220V alternating current.
What is the difference betweem AC and DC?
In direct current (DC), the electric charge (current) only flows in one direction. Electric charge is alternating current (AC), on the other hand, changes direction periodically. The voltage in AC circuits also periodically reverses because the current changes direction.
Different types of inverters
There are three types of inverters – Sine wave (sometimes referred to as a “true” or “pure” sine wave), modified sine wave (actually a modified square wave) and a square wave. A sine wave is you get from your local municipality and some generators. When purchasing an inverter, you always want the current wave to be as “true” or “pure” as possible.