You may be aware that your small scale industry needs industrial power inverters to keep your equipment safe and secure. But have you ever wondered how they work to protect your machinery?

They mainly convert your direct current (DC) power source into alternating current (AC). DC continuously flows from a battery’s negative terminal to its positive terminal. In other words, the current flows in one direction, which is why it’s called direct current, which is specific for batteries.

DC produces low-voltage power

While DC is useful, it produces relatively low-voltage DC power, which isn’t enough to power your large industrial equipment that is designed to run on AC.

As the name suggests, AC keeps changing polarity and sends current in one way through the circuit and then reverses it to send it the other way. This is done really quickly, as many as 60 times in a second in most US electrical systems.

AC works great at high voltages

AC power works well at high voltages, and can be easily increased using a transformer, making it a better power source for your equipment than DC. This is where and why your industrial power inverters help. They increase and change the DC voltage to AC before sending it out to power your equipment.

It’s interesting to know that inverter manufacturers had actually designed these devices to work in the opposite, which is to convert AC into DC. It was because they could easily run in reverse to accomplish the opposite effect that they were called inverters.

Now that you not only know why you need inverters, but also how they protect your equipment, it’s important you choose the right one for your machinery. With so many models to choose from, it’s better to consult Exeltech to come up with the best solution for your equipment.