Inverters are devices that are a must for those who frequently go on road trips or boating. It’s because inverters help convert the power produced in car or boat batteries, or renewable power sources like solar energy so that it’s safe enough to operate electrical equipment.

While the power that is stored in batteries is DC power, AC power is the power that runs most electrical appliances. This is why you need an inverter to convert the DC power stored in batteries to usable AC power.

You can understand better if you take a look at a cell phone that you recharge by plugging into a car cigarette lighter. Cigarette lighters supply DC power, which is where inverters are needed to convert it to the required AC power so that you can safely charge your phone.

Inverter types

Power inverters are broadly divided into whether it produces square or modified sine waves and pure or true sine waves.

1. Modified square wave inverters

Modified square wave inverters may not produce the same type of AC power you get from your home’s electrical outlets.

It does deliver power that efficiently and consistently runs most devices. They are also relatively cheaper and the most popular types of inverters.

2. Pure sine wave inverters

Pure sine wave inverters are comparatively more expansive, but it’s worth the investment because of the smooth and even waves it produces. Most devices work on a modified square wave inverters.

Sensitive equipment, like some medical equipment and rechargeable tools, perform better when powered by pure sine wave inverters. Even radios work better on pure sine wave inverters because the less-smooth waves of modified square wave inverters tend to disrupt a radio’s reception to produce more static and other noise.

You can always turn to Exeltech technicians for help in selecting the right inverter for your power needs. Remember, a little thought and research go a long way in saving your money and inconvenience while buying inverters.