Inverter is a power electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The input voltage, output voltage and frequency, and overall power handling depend on the design of the specific device or circuitry. The inverter does not produce any power. The power is provided by the DC source.
A power inverter can be entirely electronic or may be a combination of mechanical effects and electronic circuitry. Static inverters do not use moving parts in the conversion process. Power inverters are primarily used in electrical power applications where high currents and voltages are present.
Inverters are generally good if you want backup for small household appliances like lights, fans, TV, computers, etc. However bigger inverters can also support Refrigerators, Washing Machines and Mixer Grinders. But then adding these big appliances significantly increases the size of Inverter-Battery system and it is best if one can avoid using them on Inverter. Using inverters for ACs is strictly not suggested. You would need an inverter with a continuous rating of approximately 1500 watts and with a peak/surge rating of approximately 3500 watts for home. Different sizes and several brands of power inverters for solar and commercial use are available in market. Choosing the inverter size depends on the power in watts (or current in amps) of the appliance/equipment you want to run (find the power consumption by referring to the specification plate on the appliance or tool or you will find the information in the appliance manual. You need to know both the continuous rating in watts or amps and the peak/surge rating in watts or amps.
How to connect an inverter?
The small inverters (150 watts) come with a cigarette lighter adapter, and may be plugged into your car's lighter socket. Units from 300W and above, are supplied with DC connection cables that must be firmly connected directly to a battery. Larger inverters (300 watts and over) must be hard-wired directly to a battery. The cable size depends on the distance between battery and inverter, and will be specified in the Owner’s Manual. When connecting the inverter to the battery use the thickest wire available, in the shortest length.
How long the appliances can be run from the inverter?
This depends on the battery size selected and the type of batteries used. Deep cycle (marine/solar) batteries generally have the highest reserve ratings. They are specifically designed to withstand repeated drains of power and recharging. Vehicle start batteries should not be discharged below 90% charged state, and marine/solar deep cycle batteries should not be discharged below 50% charged state. Doing so will shorten the life of the battery based on most battery manufacturers' recommendations.
Installing an auxiliary battery to provide power to the inverter is recommended if you intend to use power tools for commercial use, or any load of 200W for more than 1 hour regularly (between battery recharging). This battery should be a deep cycle type and sized to meet your run time expectations with the vehicle engine off. The auxiliary battery should be connected to the alternator through an isolator/regulator module to prevent the inverter from discharging the vehicle start battery when the engine is off.
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