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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.

What is an Inverter


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