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DC to AC power inverters
Power or electrical energy is usually stored in batteries. Batteries can only give Direct Current (DC) and not Alternating Current (AC).
DC AC power inverter
So, the problem arises when you need to take power that has been stored in a battery or bank of batteries, and use it to run electrical appliances that are AC and not DC.
The answer to this, is to use a DC to AC power inverter.
The inverter is the main component of any independent power system which requires AC power. The power inverter will convert the DC power stored in the batteries and into Ac power to run conventional appliances.
Just over a decade or so ago, DC AC power inverters were so inefficient and unreliable, many people restricted themselves to 12V lights and appliances.
If you have recently tried to shop around for 12V DC appliances, you will see that there is a very limited selection available.
Today, the efficiency and reliability of the latest DC AC power Inverters, are a far cry from the inverters that were available 15 to 20 years ago.
There are three waveforms produced by modern solid state power inverters. The simplest, a square wave power inverter, used to be all that was available. Today, these are very rare, as many appliances will not operate on a square wave.
For ease of reference, we have categorized our comprehensive DC to AC power inverter range into into simple subheadings that should make it a lot easier for you to find the specific size, type and rating of power inverter to suit your specific need and application:
Modified sine wave power inverter
Pure sine wave power inverter
Power inverters for 4x4
Power inverters for laptop
Backup inverter power for your home
Backup inverter power for your office
Inverters with generator transfers
If you would like to know more about the types of DC to AC power inverters available today, click on either “modified sine wave” or “true sine wave” button to find out all you can about our DC AC power inverters.
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