A guide to power inverters

If you’ve ever wondered what a power inverter is, and what exactly it does, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’re here to teach you more about how the technology we sell works, and the power inverter is one of those items. Read on to discover what it does, and why.

What is a power inverter?

Simply put, it is an electronic device/circuitry that can change direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). Power inverters sit between an electrical supply and the motor of a device, providing this conversion of DC to AC to offer a consistent speed or frequency that keeps the motor working better for longer, regulating the power and improving efficiency.

By using a power inverter in combination with a motor, you can save a great deal of money and improve efficiency as the torque or speed of the motor is better controlled.

What does it do?

As stated before, a power inverter is designed to work in combination with a motor to turn DC energy into AC energy, which leads to more efficient running and less wastage from the motor itself thanks to the regulated frequency of the motor from the inverter.

The usual output of AC energy matches or is equivalent to a standard power line, in both hertz and wattage. The conversion to AC power is the critical part of what the inverter does; enabling you to use the standard AC power for many different electric motors and devices.

The science of power inverters

We already know that a power inverter is used for a variety of purposes, including electric motors of all shapes and sizes. We also know that a power inverter turns DC energy into AC energy, but it’s a little more complicated than that. The power inverter turns the DC electricity into more consistent waves of energy, determined by the essential purpose of the inverter itself.

The waves created are more uniform and can be harnessed more effectively by various motors, household items and more to convert more energy. They can also be used for anything from heating to refrigeration and more.

What uses a power inverter?

Power inverters are used in hundreds of different ways, from solar energy through to car batteries. The functionality of power inverters is far more efficient and evolved than previous models, allowing for even less wastage and integrated features such as Bluetooth. Power inverters come in many different sizes and as such are fit for a wide variety of purposes.

A power inverter can be used to control torque or speed of motors. This can be used in countless ways and can include usages like electric vehicles, industrial motor-driven equipment, rail transport systems, and power tools. This speed control enables motors to use far less energy wastefully and increase productivity and efficiency because of this.

What power inverter is right for me?

Power inverters list what their output is, and this measurement can then be used to determine precisely how much power you need from the inverter. Motors usually have a recommended inverter that you can use in combination with it most efficiently, such as the TEC Drive range we sell. This way you know you’re getting the best value for money as you will save more energy and be more efficient when running your motor.

If you’re looking to purchase a power inverter for a particular item, or you’re unsure of exactly what you need, you can see the products we have available here or contact us so we can help you make the best choice.