What is a Power Inverter and How Does It Work?

Perhaps the one device that you actually need in your home is a power inverter, which is essential to converts DC power to AC power. It offers numerous applications and advantages.

But first, what is ‘power’?

Power refers to the number of watts that enable a particular device or appliance to work. This information is usually indicated on the manual or on the plug. Various appliances require different amounts of power. For example, a typical LCD TV needs 150 watts. A desktop computer requires 100 watts. Air conditioners demand 1000W of power.

What do power inverters do? 

In a home setting, electric sockets supply AC power (alternating current).  Most devices and appliances need AC power so that they can start and function. DC power, or direct current, comes from your typical batteries. If you want to utilize the power from a battery and apply it to your home electrical appliances, you need to install a power inverter. It basically converts DC power to AC power. With this unit correctly lined up and wired, the battery will supply the power requirements of your devices.

Why not use DC power directly?

For one, all devices nowadays are designed to be supplied with alternating current. This current alternate polarity from a high output to a low output so that it does not damage any of the equipment connected to the power source. Direct power has only one polarity. It is mainly used for low voltage applications.

What are the benefits of a power inverter?

If you live in a home without an electrical source, a power inverter is recommended. You can create a battery bank to have a continuous supply of power. You can also use a power inverter as a backup in cases of power failure. Finally, you can save money by using power inverters, especially if electrical charges are comparatively higher than the overhead costs of batteries and inverters.

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