Most of you know that a power inverter is a device that converts DC or direct current to standard AC or alternating current. They are mainly used in industries to reduce downtime by providing power even during power surges or failure. However, do you know how modular inverters or industrial power inverters work?

The working process

DC is a steady and continuous power source where the electrical charge flows in a single direction and is represented by a straight line on a graph. AC power tends to flow back and forth in alternating directions to appear as a sine wave, with peaks and valleys on a graph.

Inverters use the help of electronic circuits to make DC power flow change directions and alternate like AC power. These oscillations are crude and rough, and look like a square and not rounded waveform. This is why inverters have filters to smooth out the wave so that it’s safe to use to power electronic devices.

Why DC is converted to AC

Besides providing electricity during outages, modular inverters are also used for powering electronic devices. This is necessary because most electronic devices are designed to work on AC power by plugging into a standard wall outlet providing AC power.

These devices run with a specific amount of low and regulated voltage. It is easier to step AC power up or down, changes it from one voltage to another and is even easier to regulate than DC. This is why inverters are used for converting AC power to DC power.

Some power inverters convert DC to AC power when in use, and then is stepped down and converted back into DC power in the device. This is why it’s necessary to wisely select and buy modular inverters and industrial power inverters. You can always turn to Exeltech professionals for guidance if you need help in making a choice.