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How does an Inverter Work?

November 4th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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More basic knowledge thanks to Nasir and his series of tutorials about inverters! This is part 2, leave your impressions.

Since the function of inverter is now clear, that it simply converts DC to AC, so next we come towards the working of an inverter, that how it performs this inversion process.

Inversion is the process of converting the DC to AC. To understand this process, first we would have to look on how an alternator produces AC.

Functioning of an Alternator

The figure shows a coil which is placed in front of a two pole magnet. When the magnet rotates in front of the coil, a current is induced inside the coil. When the north pole of the magnet comes near the coil, the current reaches its peak value in one direction.

As the North Pole moves further away, the value of the current also decreases gradually and when the south pole of the magnet comes near the coil, the current in the coil reaches its maximum value in the opposite direction. And hence this process goes on.

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What is an Inverter?

October 31st, 2013 | 3 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution
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New series of tutorial by our mamber Nasir! This time, let him tell you about inverters. Here’s the 1st part.


An inverter is an electrical device which converts DC voltage, almost always from batteries, into standard household AC voltage so that it is able to be used by common appliances. In short, an inverter converts direct current into alternating current.

Direct current is used in many of the small electrical equipment such as solar power systems, since solar cells is only able to produce DC.

They are also used in places where a small amount of voltage is to be used or produced such as power batteries which produce only DC. Other than these fuel cells and other power sources also produce DC.

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