What is Inverter (power inverter)?
Many people are confused on two products: inverters (power inverters) and frequency inverters. Although both have the word of inverter, they are different.
Then what exactly is an inverter (power inverter)? An inverter (power inverter) is an electrical device that converts DC power or direct current (DC) to AC power or alternating current (AC). The converted alternating current (AC) can be at any required voltage and frequency with the use of appropriate transformers, switching, and control circuits. An inverter (power inverter) allows you to run electrical equipment off your car or marine battery for mobile applications, emergencies or simple convenience.
Power inverters (inverters) are small rectangular electrical devices that have a trailing wire with a jack that plugs directly into the cigarette lighter on the dashboard. Power inverters (inverters) might also come with jumper-like cables for connecting directly to a battery.
Power inverter (inverter) normally has one or two outlets for standard electrical cords.