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YOUR GUIDE TO DC to AC POWER INVERTERS
by nardiwebs on January 9, 2015

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They are the most popular low-cost inverters on the consumer market today. This stage usually uses a full-bridge (see diagram to the right) or half-bridge configuration. There are also transformerless inverters. which is used when there is a need for a sinusoidal output for certain devices. such as medical equipment. Nowadays. your device has to be connected directly to the car battery. The real power (watts) they can supply will depend on the power factor of your load: Watts=VA×PF. it is usually employed in grid-tie devices. and pure sine wave (see the diagram below). does not burn fuel and does not emit toxic fumes. in which the generated voltage and frequency are regulated by varying the duty cycle of the high frequency pulses. By adding two more voltage levels. If such a converter uses an external excitation without current-mode control. There are three basic types of dc-ac converters depending on their AC output waveform: square wave. In general. Automotive inverters often come with a jack that can be plugged into a cigarette lighter.98). http://www. If you need to feed electronics that consumes more than that. Note. however. If you see a device whose description does not state that it is a pure sinusoidal type. In the designs with square-wave operation. To avoid confusion. THE TYPES.instructables. The reason most electronic devices do not care about the supplied waveform is they have an internal SMPS. Note that the same term is used in digital electronics for a circuit that switches the logic level of a signal. A device that converts electricity from DC form to AC form using electronic circuits is known in power industry as inverter. modified sinewave. The modified sine wave topologies (which are actually modified squares) provide rectangular pulses with some dead spots between positive and negative half-cycles. which require high quality of power. In order to run an electronic device from a DC (direct current) source you obviously need to transform it into AC. Although such approach is more expensive. then most likely it is a square wave or a modified one. This is usually enough to run your laptop or other portable electronics.com/id/YOUR-GUIDE-TO-DC-to-AC-POWER-INVERTERS/ . Periodically connecting the output to a specific voltage level with proper timing can produce a multiple-level waveform which is closer to sinusoidal than conventional modified one. output level has to be controled on the DC side. If an LF transformer is used.10 per watt. With such a technique. There is a number of topologies utilized in the power inverter circuits. Most standard appliances are designed to accept only AC (alternating current) voltages because that's how electricity is supplied from the grid. It is the most expensive type of AC source. an inverter does not have any moving parts and unlike a generator.05-$0. particularly among car inverters. first a switching pre-regulator raises a voltage from the input source to a regulated DC level corresponding to the peak value of the desired sinusoidal voltage. They are suitable for most electronic loads. The "chopped" voltage then passes through a low-pass LCfilter to supply a clean sinusoidal output. the device we are talking about is a power inverter.instructables. although their THD is almost 24%. where PF is always http://www. etc. Note that commercial inverters are usually rated in volt-amps (VA). That's why the models above 200 VA usually don't even provide a plug for DC outlet. Inverters are used in a wide variety of applications from small car adapters to large grid-tie systems that can supply electricity to an entire home. in the past.5%. the sinusoid is generated on its primary side and transformed to the secondary side. the inversion was accomplished using alternators driven by DC motors. Sine wave circuits operate in pulse width-modulated (PWM) mode.95-0. POWER INVERTERS FOR CARS. the type of AC output is rarely mentioned in consumer-grade products. We saw that output waveform in conventional modified sinewave DC-AC circuits has only three levels: zero or peak voltage of both polarities. a designer can reduce THD from 24% to typically 6. but nowadays it is practically not used commercially because of low power quality (THD≈45%). which are gaining popularity in solar systems. the DClink voltage should be more than twice the peak of the generated output. Instead they include jumper cables that can be hooked up to battery terminals. which rectifies input voltage anyway. laser printers. The square wave is the simplest and cheapest type. Nevertheless. or by a large low-frequency (LF) output transformer. Unfortunately. the maximum power you can draw from a cigarette lighter receptacle is 12V×(fuse amperage)×η volt-amps. The output stage then generates the AC. The described circuit is an example of a single-stage design. some equipment require cleaner power. its transformer may suffer from flux imbalance that can lead to power transistors failure. stereos. By the way. where η is efficiency of the inverter (typically η=0. This typs is also used in grid-connected applications.com/id/Udhëzues-juaj-për-DC-për-të-AC-Inverter-Fuqie THE BASICS. Most commercially manufactured models use a multi-stage concept. A true sinewave inverter produces output with the lowest total harmonic distortion (normally below 3%). The models that employ such a technique are priced in the range of $. Note that with a half-bridge. Input to output galvanic isolation is provided by either a high-frequency transformer in the switching pre-regulator. Cheap circuits suitable primarily for hobbyists projects may have just a push-pull converter with a step-up transformer. Its typical application is to convert a battery voltage into conventional residential AC. that the cigarette lighters are protected by a fuse rated typically between 10 and 20 A.Intro: YOUR GUIDE TO DC to AC POWER INVERTERS in Albanian.

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