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

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12 Volt from solar panel converted to 120VAC without battery.

I have solar panels that will supply about 200 Watt (They are rated for 400 Watt). I have a load that needs about 150 Watt, 120 Volt AC, off grid, and only when the sun shines. The 12 Volt solar ...
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Power a laptop LCD inverter

I disassembled a very old Compaq laptop (about year 1990 1998). I took the LCD monitor and I would like to power the backlight on through the original inverter. You can find some photos of the ...
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How to filter the stepped wave from inverter?

I have a 1KVA inverter/ups setup at my home, did the installation very recently. Everything works perfectly CFLs,Ceiling fans and stuff. It has stepped sine wave output (when on battery) at a max ...
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How to discharge a capacitor quickly…(filter of an H-bridge/inverter)

I have used four IGBTs to build an H-bridge… the inputs of the h-bridge are SPWM and are programmed in a way as shown below: The output of the H-bridge is a three level pwm(as expected), and then its ...
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What are the effects of powering AC devices from a square wave?

I've been playing around with some ideas about building my own inverting power supply, to power AC devices from a car battery. I've heard of designs that just feed a square wave into a transformer to ...
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Easiest way to connect two pins when an output is off?

I'm planning to build a switch that turns off the power supply to my Raspberry Pi when an integrated circuit (ATtiny 85) output pin is low. The power supply (Adafruit PowerBoost 1000C) goes off when ...
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Significance of -1 slope in CMOS inverter transfer characteristics

In the CMOS inverter transfer characteristics what is the significance of slope of \$-1\$ at the points where \$V_{IH}\$ and \$V_{IL}\$ have been shown? And how is this the occurrence of the values, ...
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Inverter using Alternator

Is it possible to generate AC power by powering an alternator using a DC motor? If you think about it is much easier and better sine wave than a circuit? Why isn't it used then? What are the ...
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Transistor Voltage Inverter

I am a newbie and was hoping someone could assist me. Given the following schematic which takes a voltage of 12v and considers it off and a voltage of 2 volts and considers it on can someone tell me ...
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Questions on this high frequency sawtooth generator

So I found this very basic sawtooth generator: http://www.radiolocman.com/shem/schematics.html?di=143990 I have a few questions about it: I understand that when the capacitor C_T charges fully to ...
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Simultaneous operation of inverter and diesel generator in a solar system

I have a problem at one of my on-grid solar system project. There is a problem which lets the solar inverter on, when the grid is off and the diesel generator is on. As you know that, the solar ...
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Trilevel PWM for H-Bridge, potential shortcircuiting in inverter

Here is the schematic I have followed, mine is not exactly the same, but for the most part, it follows the same method, generating a sine and triangle reference, generating a square wave and then ...
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full inverter circuit with a buzzer circuit [duplicate]

I analysis the Lm324 circuit and i understand how it work without the C9 and C11 , but I want to know what the function of these tow capacitors.
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dc to ac inverter circuit

I want to design the following inverter circuit, I know the general working of it, but I need some details. in the gates of the FET transistors used in H Bridge there is a design contain 4 diodes 2 ...
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What does “mod 2” mean in these multi-level inverter switching equations?

I am working through a paper that discusses the design of a multi-level inverter to connect photovoltaic arrays to the grid. It uses 4 PV modules (only two are shown in the design image below, but it ...
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What topologies are used for synchronization of AC power in a micro inverter?

I would like to know the design pattern utilized in syncing the AC Sine output of a micro-inverter (or inverter in general) with the grid. Please also give any good resources for designing an ...
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current feedback design

How do I select the current sensing resistor \$R_{56}\$ with following details: Feedback threshold voltage is 0.5V. DC input voltage 400V. AC output voltage 230V. output power is 500W. operating ...
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Can a voltage regulator or stabilizer increase voltage and current simultaneously when used with a generator?

I have just built a generator with a stepper motor I found in a photocopier/printer (24VDC, 0.7A) and a transformer. Without load, the voltage is around 406 VAC. With a bulb (230 VAC, 18 W), the ...
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DC to AC inverter efficiency

What is the current best efficiency in DC to AC invertion, in the tens of kW region? I'm thinking mainly of battery to AC, which is a fairly stable voltage input.
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Pinout/Datasheet of Delta DAC-08N001 backlight inverter

I'm repurposing a old notebook display for another project but I can't find the datasheet for the backlight inverter. It's labeled Delta DAC-08N001 and has a 5-Pin input connector (as opposed to the ...
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Why do adapters fail when run on inverters? [closed]

It may be specific to my scenario, but I have brought more than a dozen adapters of varying voltages from different companies and all of them fail when powered through an inverter, after power is shut ...
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In an inverter with RL load, how does an increase in output inductance result in decrease in the magnitude of the current?

In a full bridge inverter with RL load, how does an increase in output inductance result in decrease in the magnitude of the current?
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How can I supplement a portable generator during peak load.

I'm contemplating purchasing a 2000W generator, to power some of my tools. One potential issue i that I have a saw that pulls 2500 W at startup and then 1800 w to run. Seems to my that as the ...
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Why two resistors at Gate side of IGBT

Why two resistors(R5 and R9) are required at the gate side of IGBT Q3? According to me they are used as potential divider, but can any one tell why it is needed over there? In datasheet it is clear ...
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PI-filter for inverter

I am to design an input filter for a inverter for a PMSM, and have som question of how to dimension this. We will use PWM for commutation of the motor, probably with a frequency of 20kHz. The peak ...
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Mixing two or more AC sources to handle overload

Can I mix two or more AC sources to handle overload and maintain a stable voltage of 230V AC? For example if power from solar panel cannot handle a heavy load can I mix power from different source ...
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CMOS inverter delay

Please tell me whether my thoughts on the question below is correct or not. How does the delay of a CMOS inverter decrease when we increase the supply voltage? What I thought was if ...
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How do I convert 50Hz AC to 60Hz AC using a cyclo-converter?

I want to design a 3 phase cyclo-converter to run a 7.5kW induction motor. The input to the cyclo-converter is 50Hz AC and the output of the cyclo-converter should be 60Hz AC. What are the specific ...
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Full-Bridge Inverter

I'm building a Full-bridge inverter with input of up to 36V, Four IGBT are used for switching and embed micro controller for PWM. To drive IGBT I'm using four HCPL-3120 chips. After testing the ...
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simple inverter simulation in simulink

I am facing a weird problem simulating a rather simple inverter circuit in simulink. The schematic I'm working on is shown below. The oscillograms refer to PWM (a,b,c,d) and output which is 0! ...
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VFD and Car Batteries

Can I use a VFD to drive a 3 phase motor if I drive the VFD with 48V from some series car batteries? The VFD has a single phase input and 3 phase output. Is it just a rectifier in there that charges ...
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Why do we rectify then invert current in induction heaters?

I was trying to build a simple zone refining prototype, so I thought of How to simplifying induction heater for zone refining? I throughly read What does a beginner need to know to build an inductive ...
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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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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 [on hold]

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 ...