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Posted by on Thursday June 5, 2014 at 16:20:0:

An inverter is a device that aids in the converting different sources of power into usable or alternating power.

There are two types of inverters which are the power inverter and the solar inverter. The power inverter is an electronic device or circuit that converts direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). A power inverter can be a Sine wave one or a Modified Sine wave inverter.
An inverter can be fully electronics or partly mechanical and partly electronic. The design of the inverter determines the input voltage, frequency, output voltage and overall power handling.

A Solar inverter, known as Photovoltaic (PV) inverter is an electronic device that converts direct current output of a photo-voltaic also known as solar panel into a a frequency alternating current.

There are 3 different types of solar inverters which includes the following;

- Grid-tie inverters: this type of inverter are designed to shut down automatically at the loss of utility supply, because of security reasons.

- Battery backup inverter: they are designed to draw and use energy from a battery.

- Stand-alone inverters: this type of inverters is designed to draw energy from batteries that are charged with photovoltaic.

Uses of an inverter:
- They are used in power generating systems to covert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) in large electricity utility companies.

- Inverter can be used as a portable device that allows a user to connect a battery or a set of batteries to device to produce alternating current to power different electrical gadgets such as bulbs, television set, kitchen appliances, and other tools that require the use of electricity.

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