Monday, September 27, 2010

How do inverter generators work

Inverter generators are a fairly new concept but are becoming more and more popular. The engines often vary their speed to match the load needed, unlike traditional generators that run at a constant speed. Because of this ability to adjust to produce only what is needed they are more fuel efficient and most of the time make less noise than other generators. This makes inverter generators economical to operate and environmentally friendly.
They are also given a higher recommendation for powering electronics. Inverter generators work by generating 3-phase AC power at a high frequency. It is then converted to direct current, then back to alternating current that can be used by electronic equipment and appliances. This output from the inverter generator is often called "clean power" which means stable and consistent current and a stable sine wave delivery. This will not cause a fluctuation in voltage which happens with traditional generators. Sudden fluctuations of power is very dangerous to many high-tech and sensitive electronics such as computers. Most Inverter Generators can be paired with another identically sized unit to double your power capacity.Except that an inverter generator will use Neodymium magnets instead of brushes and the inversion from direct current to alternating current can be done, they function very similar to ordinary generators. Different models use different kinds of mechanical energy and convert it to electrical energy. There are three different types of inverters available. Square wave inverters, modified square wave, and sine wave.

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