Understanding Car Power Inverters
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How Do Inverters Work?
Who Needs a Car Inverter?
- DVD and Bluray players
- Game systems
- Catalytic heaters
- Cooking equipment
- Power tools
What Are the Different Types of Car Inverters?
- Modified sine wave
- These inverters are the more affordable of the two. They produce a “modified sine wave” that’s perfectly fine for most consumer electronics, so they work well in a lot of different applications.
- Pure sine wave
- These tend to be more expensive, but they produce a sine wave that is much closer to the AC power available from the power outlets in your home. Some devices, like uninterruptible power supplies, may fail to work properly without a steady, pure sine wave, but most consumer electronics will work just fine without one. If you’re concerned, you should check with the manufacturer of your device before investing in an expensive pure sine wave inverter.
How Are Inverters Hooked Up?
- fuse panel
- direct to battery
- cigarette lighter
- 12v accessory socket
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