DC to AC: Two Types of Inverters for Solar Installations

Scientists report that the sun will eventually “burn out”, gradually losing power until it becomes a piece of cinder in outer space. According to predictions, none of us will live to see that day, thankfully. What’s more, in the meantime, we have the opportunity to harness the sun’s power... [Read More]

Four Benefits of Using a Custom Inverter Manufacturer

If this is your first time shopping for a power inverter that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), there are two types of manufacturers to choose from: An inverter manufacturer that only produces stock equipment, and an inverter manufacturer that produces custom equipment in addition to equipment... [Read More]

Equipment Housing for Custom Sine Wave Power Inverters

Sine wave power inverters are designed for various applications, but all inverters can be lumped into one of two categories: stock inverters that are designed with a broad range of user requirements in mind, and custom inverters that are tailored to address specific requirements. Sine wave power inverters can... [Read More]

DC to AC Power: Why is AC Used Instead of DC?

Two types of electrical current can be used to power electrical equipment: Direct Current (DC), which is characterized by the unidirectional flow of an electrical charge; and Alternating Current (AC), which is characterized by an electrical charge that can reverse directions. In Thomas Edison’s day, the power grid delivered... [Read More]

NEBS Certifications and What They Mean

Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) certifications were developed by Bell Labs in the 1970s. One of the main goals of the certifications was to standardize electricity conduction equipment, such as power inverters, that is used in Regional Bell Operating Centers (RBOCs). Standardizing the equipment makes it easier to achieve proper... [Read More]

Tips for Buying True Sine Wave Inverters Economically

For companies and organizations that are committed to cutting costs to bolster the bottom line, buying industrial grade true sine wave inverters and acquiring them economically can be a delicate balance. It makes no sense to purchase low-price, low-capacity equipment that doesn’t meet their needs. At the same time,... [Read More]

Four Hidden Benefits of Rack Mount Inverter Accessories

Rack mount power inverters are similar to rack mount servers regarding how they’re typically positioned and the accessories needed to position them. The difference is that servers are usually mounted in a special cabinet made for that purpose, while power inverters may be mounted in numerous spaces in various... [Read More]

Inverter Customizations That Are Worth the Investment

The vast majority of power inverters are purchased as stock products that are available for immediate shipment, but there is also a significant percentage of companies and organizations that require custom inverters for one reason or another. If it is determined that you require a custom model, there are... [Read More]

True Sine Wave Inverters 101

True sine wave inverters (a.k.a. sinusoidal inverters) change direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity to supply the latter to equipment that requires AC to operate efficiently. True sine wave inverters are complex pieces of equipment that address equally complex electricity issues. If this is your first... [Read More]

The Importance of RoHS 1 Certification When Buying a Frequency Inverter

In 2003, the European Union (EU) adopted the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS 1) to “restrict the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment” (Wikipedia). The directive became effective in 2006 and always refers to EU standards for restriction... [Read More]