Electrical device that converts direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).

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Connecting the protective ground of a 3 phase AC motor

I am wondering how can I connect the protective earth of my 3 phase AC motor? Here is the background of how my connections are: I am using 3 phase with a neutral point from the mains which goes to ...
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NOT gate with an NPN (2N3904) transistor not working?

I have the book Getting Started In Electronics, by Forrest M. Mims III, and it has an RTL NOT gate schematic that looks pretty much the same as this: About a month or two ago, I was starting to get ...
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Can anyone recommend me a Microcontroller for this purpose? [closed]

I recently began looking into the world of Micro-controllers, ARM things, "Maker" things, but, that world is so diverse, I cannot even begin to choose from all the Micro-controller galore I've seen, ...
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How can I parallel a battery supply and AC supply?

How can I proceed if my battery does not supply all the charge I need and want to compensate by supplying the rest with an AC source connected in parallel with the battery?
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Converting battery voltage 12 volts to -5,5 volts at about 3 mA

My team and I are trying to power a sensor. We need to get -5.5 volts and were not too familiar with making or acquiring negative voltages. So it doesn't have to be a 12 volt. Ultimately we'd like ...
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What's the difference between a 74LS05 hex inverter and a 74LS04 hex inverter?

It looks like the 74LS05 has "open collector outputs" (not sure what that is) and the 04 does not. Plus, it appears the ...
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Operation of this CMOS Logic

I found this CMOS circuit in my textbook. It says that when input voltage is 0V, the output voltage is 0V, and IDN and IDP are both zero. I think that the output voltage is 0V due to some form of ...
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Prevent desktop from switching off when power inverter switches from mains to backup

I'm using a desktop computer over a power inverter that's connected to a 12V lead acid battery. When the main power supply fails, the inverter switches to battery backup and can power my desktop for ...
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DIY power 230v filament bulb off grid [closed]

I need to power a 230v bulb off the grid via solar power. Typically, I would have solar panels that charges some 12v dry/wet cells. These cells will have to supply an inverter that would power the ...
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Effective transconductance of a CMOS inverter

If we have a CMOS inverter operating in its' linear region, what would be the effective trans conductance of the inverter?
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Inverter vs Rotating Machine

My question is in how to relate a 3 phase PV inverter to a classical rotating machine. How is the machines power angle realized by the inverter? In power flow studies, real power flows by ...
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Whats the reason for triangular carrier PWM

I understand that triangular carrier PWM uses a higher frequency triangular carrier wave to compare with the desired output waveform but I would like to know more about the process. I've also learned ...
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please help me choose power mosfet for multilevel inverter

I am doing my senior project on cascaded multilevel inverter. I am planning to use MOSFETs as switches in my project.Please kindly give me instructions and respective formulas for getting right ...
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Calculating Appliance Power Usage from Deep Cycle Battery

I want to figure out a formula for calculating appliance usage from a deep cycle battery and 120v power inverter. I own and operate a hot dog cart. I wish to add an electric grill/griddle to the cart ...
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Is there a formula to figure out power loss of a power inverter?

Is there a formula that will give me a ball park idea of how much power I will lose when I run my DC battery bank through a power inverter? Is this something that varies depending on the inverter? ...
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Why would a 74LS14 be used to enable another IC?

As a learning experience, I am studying a 64K 80 COLUMN expansion card for the Apple IIe. The model number is ...
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Matching impedance of the load after inverting

I have a very basic inverter circuit with a 2n3053. I basically need around 5V at the collector terminal when the base is at 0V. I am able to achieve this provided the load is not connected. When the ...
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Control inverter using Arduino PWM output

I'd like to control a frequency inverter using an Arduino Uno board and inverter analog input, in order to control AC motor speed. To do this I need to vary inverter analog input voltage. Inverter ...
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How does a DC-AC inverter's DC input current change with time?

Newbie question, would really appreciate some help. I am modelling a simple full-bridge inverter in Matlab. I've used the supplied example file of a full-bridge inverter that was developed by the ...
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Will this circuit work as a AC-DC-AC rectifier-inverter?

I'm pretty sure I'm missing one or more things from this circuit and can't figure out what (new to this)! The end goal is that an alternating current will come in, run through the rectifier, then ...
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Extending the backup runtime of a UPS with an external car battery

I'm looking for a simple/inexpensive way to have a longer power backup time. My fist thought was putting 2 cheap UPSes in parallel. But I quickly found it's not that simple. You would need another ...
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what is the meaning of the star on inverter gate?

there is an star sign on the inverter gate in my homework circuit. what is the meaning of it? what is the difference between it and a normal one?
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What happens if we run 415V 3 phase motor running on full load on to a 240V 3 phase supply?

I have a 415V 3 phase motor, but during emergency situation a 110V DC to 220VAC 3 Phase inverter comes into place. What will be the effects on the motor
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Bootstrap a phase-tracking PV inverter without mains: possible? How?

This question is just out of curiosity. Let's say I have a mains-connected PV system installed over my roof with a phase-tracking inverter. Now main's is out for some extended time and I need to live ...
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How to drive an IGBT with an optocoupler?

What's the proper schematic for driving the IGBT (IRG4BC20UD) from a microcontroller (MSP430-g2553) pin through the optocoupler (FOD3184)? I am going to design a full bridge inverter to drive 9W CFLs ...
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Modified Sine Wave Inverter to power MPPT circuit/microcontroller and Laptop?

I am going into uncharted territory for my senior design project. I need to build an MPPT circuit to efficiently charge a 55AH or 75AH battery. The design because of my lack of programming expertise ...
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Simplest possible 5V to +/- 10-15V converter (for op-amps)

Im looking for simplest possible solution to power op-amps from USB or phone charger. Requirements: +5V input voltage ±10V to ±15V output voltage at least 10mA output current on both rails (+/-) ...
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Inverter using battery even when mains power supply is on [closed]

All the points connected to the inverter are using battery power even when mains power supply is on. When inverter is turned off , those points connected with the inverter have no power, not even ...
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Plugging battery backup and AC/DC converter into the same battery

Today, I took one of the UPS (UPS A) the battery out and directly plugged it to bigger 12V battery (so if the electricity is out it stays long). And I also have AC/DC 2000Watt inverter. That inverter ...
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Inverting charge pump with boost converter loading characteristics

I've added a test inverting charge pump to an LMR64010 based boost regulator. This regulator outputs +12V (exact value is 11.88V) from a 7.4V battery pack. This is a notated image from a Maxim ...
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cmos inverter in voltage regulation

How does a CMOS Inverter drives the gate of MOSFET for voltage regulation? I have attached the image for clarification. I just want someone to explain me why two cmos inverters are connected to the ...
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Requirements to power 3.5kVa inverter?

How many 200 Watt solar panels do I need to power a 3.5kVa 48DCV inverter for 24 hours if the load on it is 1500 Watts and the batteries are 200Ah, 12DCV each in a country with about 6hrs of sunlight? ...
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Will grid tie inverter and powerline communications affect each other

Since grid tie inverters "conform" their power to match the frequencies of a home, would powerline computer communications such as this router be affected by or affect a grid tie inverter?
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MOSFET chip for discrete CMOS inverter

My plan is to build a discrete CMOS inverter(just out of curiosity) out of two complementary MOSFETS. Hence, I am currently looking for a nice pair of complementary MOSFETS, which is quite hard, ...
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Minimum current to measure from a 30kW motor?

We've been troubleshooting a problem here at work and we're kinda stuck so I thought about asking for some opinion from you guys. We have a 30kW 240V 3-phase motor with a rated current of 109A that is ...
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Why would someone use an amplitude modulation ratio lower than one in a power inverter?

We had a test the other day, and there was this question: What is the minimum DC voltage required to drive a PWM, half-bridge, three-phase, power inverter to 4160Vrms. It should be possible to vary ...
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Simple Oscillator Designs

I want to be able to create simple oscillator circuits for clocking in digital circuits and am wondering what is the most simple design people know of? I could use a simple ring oscillator which is ...
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falling delay inverters VLSI CMOS

How do I obtain the falling delay driving by signal A: Data: ...
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4-lamp-inverter with LCDs designed for 1 or 2 lamps

can i use a 4-lamp-inverter with LCDs designed for 1 or 2 lamps? The unused lamp connectors could be closed with resistors as suggested here. Or, is it safer to use an 1-lamp-inverter with an LCD ...
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Inverter constructed using LDMOS transistors

I have the following question: is it possible to construct an inverter using LDMOS transistors when HV power supply is equal to 30 V and maximum VGS for LDMOS transistors is 5 V? Moreover, lower MV ...
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I am looking to isolate an inverter when power from a generator is applied- debounce relay?

I have tried to find specific info on this scenario with no luck The situation is this; Off grid power system 12v battery store runs 12v lights etc. and an inverter for things difficult to run or ...
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Graphical solution of BJT inverter

I have the following BJT inverter circuit and graphs of its electrical characteristics. I need to graphically find the DC response characteristics of this inverter but I don't know how to proceed.
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How can I generate a sinusoidal voltage and current waveform using half-bridge or full bridge inverter?

I know how a half bridge and full bridge circuit looks like. What I don't understand (and I simulated it) is that whenever I drive the switches using a pulse generator I get a square wave as an ...
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How does one implement the following function with these tools provided?

Suppose I have a function defined as follows, such that it is expressed in POS form, with the product of the following max terms of 4 variables (A,B,C,D): 0,3,4,7,9,10,12,15 and I only have a 4 to 1 ...
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Why Inverter with feedback oscillates ? [duplicate]

Phase difference between input and output for this circuit is 180 degree. That means Barkhausen criteria is not satisfied,still circuit generates a oscillating signal. Why ?
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Building “AND” and “OR” gates from tri-state drivers & inverters [Answered]

I'm working on a digital circuits assignment which asks me to prove that if you have tri-state buffers and inverters, you can build any combinational logic circuit. My attempt at doing so would be ...
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Converting PWM to bidirectional square wave?

Is it possible to make bi-directional ( symmetrical) square waveform from PWM signal? Im talking about 40 kHz frequency and 0.5v /-0.5v peak to peak signal.
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Question about CMOS Inverter Oscillator

Using CMOS inverter with crystal and cpacitors, we can make a oscillator. And i find many docs mention the method 'negative resistance'. But, they are not all the same. The method from TI's doc: Use ...
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Does the DC portion of an inverter experience the Apparent Power consumption of the AC part?

If the AC portion has no load, then the DC portion sees it as an inductive load I assume. So does power factor come into play when calculating the DC wattage consumed? Let's say AC is 100V 0.1Amps no ...
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CMOS inverter with feedback

In some circuits such as crystal oscillators, there is a CMOS inverter with a feedback resistor, they all simply say the resistor bias the 'amplifier' and force it to operate in the linear region, ...