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

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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, ...
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Solar inverter with mains backup [closed]

I'm looking for a way to partially power an applicance (a fridge freezer for argument's sake) using solar/renewable energy. I don't expect the couple of hundred watts of solar power to be sufficient ...
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Preference of MOS resistor as load in MOS inverter [closed]

Whys is a MOS resistor preferred over diffused resistor as load in design of a MOS inverter?
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How to reduce maximum power rating of dishwasher for use with photovoltaics inverter? [closed]

I have a photovoltaic power system and an inverter with an overall power rating of 1500 Watts. I want to connect a dishwasher which consumes 2200 Watts when heating the water. Question: What is the ...
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Could a modified sine wave inverter destroy/damage the AC adapter for a laptop?

I recently encountered a scenario where I attempted to use a Energizer EN500 modified sine wave inverter to provide power to a Dell 180 watt AC adapter. The circuit powering the inverter was 12 volt, ...
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Will this H-Bridge and it's driver work?

I am creating a half bridge, I though about it a bit and came up with this idea First for the controlling side we have a typical 555 timer wired up like this (But the resistors are variable ...
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Solar panel system with as minimal reliance on the grid

I am not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I am trying to make a solar panel system which will charge batteries with excess energy and will be connected to the mains (i am going to try the ...
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Synchronous rectification in IGBT

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab In above standard 3-ph IGBT based inverter circuit suppose Diode D4 is carrying current because of inductive nature of load. If ...
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EL wire inverter to molex inside computer [closed]

I am trying to rig some EL tape into my computer, but I am unsure where to go at this point. So far, I know that I'm buying this inverter ...
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2n3055 replacement with MOSFETs

I have searched a simple circuit diagram for a 12v to 220v voltage inverter. The circuit has two 2n3055 transistors and I presume it is used for switching. Can I replace them with IRFP250 MOSFETs ...
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Voltage transfer characteristics of a C-mos inverter

How to determine the voltage transfer characteristics of a c-mos inverter during the region when both the p-mos and the n-mos transistors are in the saturation region.I know that both the transistors ...
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Challenges to design high-density power inverter

Google has announced a contest to design a kW-scale (>2 kVA loads) power inverter with 90% size reduction compared to present designs. The goal is running household appliances from a small inverter, ...
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Replacing a transistor in a CCFL inverter circuit

I have a DC-to-AC inverter circuit that isn't working. It takes 12V DC input and is being used to power a CCFL. The circuit looks remarkably similar to the one labelled "Conventional CCFL inverter" on ...
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How does a true sinewave inverter work?

I am an Electrical Engineering student, and when we were taught about inverters (at a power electronics course) we studied inverters using Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation. My question is do the ...
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EL Wire vs EL Panel, difference in voltage and frequency needed?

I am currently researching Electroluminescent Inverters/Drivers for a project. There is many accounts that EL Wire needs a higher voltage and frequency than an EL panel or tape needs. (300vpp vs ...
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Protecting a wireless router from voltage fluctuation

Background: I have a wireless router ASUS DSL_N12U. Input voltage and current is 12V , 1.5A respectively. I also have an Inverter (works on three modes: Solar, Battery, Mains) at my home. Problem: ...
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Grid-connected bidirectional inverter?

I'm looking for an inverter where I can set its DC link voltage to the typical 400-700V range and then hope to connect a few bidirectional DC/DC converters connected to batteries. So the inverter just ...
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Electromagnetic interference in a Car

I am currently working with a 12 volt inverter to power EL tape. The tape is wired in various places in my vehicle, I have tested it in my car and I hear a high pitched noise on my radio when I try to ...