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Questions tagged [inverter]

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

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CMOS IC Dynamic Edge-Triggered Flip Flop setup and hold time calculation

Before explaining i should point out that i refer to changes of signals in the text as a reference change on which i will calculate these times as 50% change of one signal to 50% change of the other ...
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Parallel AC Sources

Hello. I am new to electricity. I currently have 3 DC-AC inverter to drive 3 EL Wires(electroluminescent). The input of the inverter will be 12VDC and the output will be 90VAC. I would like to ask ...
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DC-AC converter draws large current

I am planning to build a circuit that could convert a DC voltage (i.e. 18V) to an AC voltage with frequency f=1kHz and Vpp=36V. Here is my schematic in Orcad Capture Lite. The main idea is to use an H-...
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Seeking simple circuit for converting 5vdc to ~15vac

I picked up some sample smart materials because I have a small project that I want to put 'magic glass' on the outside of so to speak. I picked up a couple of different sample pieces from a couple ...
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Problem with Line to Line Voltage Output in 3 Phase Inverter MOSFET Bridge Circuit

I have a problem in my 3 phase inverter circuit output. Below, i've attached an image of my circuit. As you can see, i have 3 outputs. There are R, S, and T. So, i've measured line to line voltage ...
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IR2110 - Open Collector Output Problem

I'm trying to design an inverter and I'm using 2 IR2110 as gate drivers but my MCU board PWM outputs are open collector, I've added a pull-up and transistor to feed IR2110 with 5V pulses but it's not ...
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Problem with driving inductive loads with inverter

Newbie here. I've got this old line interactive type UPS which cannot drive any inductive load. I suspect the issue is with inverter side of the cct as there is no issue when the commercial supply is ...
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How can I change a DC current to a 1.7/2.4 MHz AC current for piezoelectric device

I would like to start by saying my experience in electronics is very limited and I will include pictures of everything. I am, however, trying to assemble a device which puts a current through a ...
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ESP8266 GPIO2 - invert logic NPN transisotr

I make big mistake in my design. I connect output to ESP8266 GPIO2 at this pin I got base of NPN transistor to control LED. I test it on breadboard but probably by noise or "universe magic floating ...
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Low current RPi GPIO inverter

What is the lowest current way of inverting the output from a GPIO pin? I have a solar board that has an add-on that can turn a USB port power off if a LiPO gets below 3.3v. The problem is, they ...
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Choosing an inductor value for use as the load in a half bridge inverter circuit

I am making a half-bridge inverter circuit, firstly I have made it in LTSpice to simulate it and plan to build it in the lab. I will initially use a Vrail of 40V but plan to increase it above this, ...
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NPN inverter alternative that takes up less space on the board

Here I have an NPN inverter circuit which consist of 2 separate NPN transistors and 3 resistors. It does the job, but it takes too much space on the board. Is there any alternative to this circuit ...
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Inverter Upgrade

I have 600VA, 12V Pure Sine Wave Inverter (Atleast under no load, its pure) having 8 IRF3205 Mosfets in total. (In full bridge configurtion) I have modified its shunt. Now it do not give overload ...
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Detailed information on how to model single phase and 3-phase inverters in Matlab simulink

I am undertaking a research in renewable Energy. Please,can you help me with detailed information of how the Simulink model for a single phase and 3-phase standalone inverter can be modelled and how ...
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Minimum Effort to Run a 1100W Hot Air Brush from America to Japan?

I'm entertaining an idea of making a small power supply to get a certain hot air brush (For hair styling) to function on the Japanese power grid. I like this hot air brush that runs only on 120V/60Hz ...
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Why Positive-going clock transitions used in certain ICs

Why do certain ICs like 74ALS174 use an inverter so as to make a Positive-going clock transitions occur instead of Negative-going ? Why can't we just save expense of an inverter by removing it and ...
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SG3525 Closed Loop Inverter Waveform Problem

I'm using a sg3525 ic on a full bridge dc-dc converter in closed loop. The system is working fine, I don't have a problem with it. Output is just like what I want. The problem is inverter part's ...
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transformer to work in sinePWM waveform

How to design a transformer working with PWM waveform with the following data: fundamental frequency:50Hz, PWM switching frequency 10kHz. The transformer secondary should also be a PWM output, just ...
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Powering refrigerator using solar inverter

I have got a 3 kVA (2400 watt) solar hybrid inverter (pure sine wave) which is connected to a 1280 watt PV array and 2 x 12 volt 150 Ah batteries. It is supposed to switch to utility mode if the ...
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Strange voltage reading on ungrounded system

On a small scale off-grid PV project I received a strange voltage reading and I am hoping that some folks here could possibly shed some more light on what exactly was going on and why. Here is the ...
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Can multiple microinverters, connected in parallel to a single source, become unstable?

Just to get this out of the way, I realize that what I'm exploring is well outside the design specs for the hardware I'm using. Now that that's out of the way: I have a large lithium battery module ...
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DC bus correction for inverter VFD via PWM modulation

This is a question concerning an inverter circuit without PFC. Single phase AC is rectified and pooled on DC bus capacitors. From there the DC voltage is modulated at 5kHz on 6 IGBTs, emulating ...
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TTL square wave inverter adjustable duty cycle

I am an amateur and I don't have experience with logic circuits so please forgive me if this is very simple. I have a 5V TTL crystal oscillator (4-pin). I need to create a second square wave from it ...
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inverter circuit

My inverter only produces about 8 volt output while the supply is as high as 20vdc, what's wrong with my inverter circuit ? ...
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Why use many-pole motor for high speed?

I found in this teardown analysis of the Nissan Leaf drive motor that it runs up to about 10,000 RPM but is an 8-pole motor. My understanding is that the inverter cost goes up with frequency. The Leaf ...
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Signal Period of each stage in a ring oscillator

Considering the following ring oscillator: I know that the Frequency at \$Q\$ is given by $$f=\frac{1}{2*t_{PD}*3}$$ Yet I want to calculate the period of each signal at \$V_{1}\$,\$V_{2}\$, and \$...
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R_on for inverter gate

What \$R_{on}\$ do I use to calculate the delay for an inverter gate? In my class we came up with two definitions of \$R_{on}\$, one for saturation and one for triode. Is there a certain mode I ...
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Converting full adder to subtractor using inverter

I've been trying to convert a full adder to a full subtractor using an inverter. I tried using not gates at the B input ( in A B Cin ) and also using it in the outputs but the final answers are not ...
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Voltage spikes in h-bridge inverter square wave output

I apologise if this is a repost but I couldn't find the problem anywhere else. I am trying to power an ultrasonic transducer using an h-bridge inverter design to convert arduino signal into a higher ...
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How is the fuse amp rating determined for a 12V AGM battery bank?

I would like to put 3 x 130Ah AGM batteries in parallel and attach a fuse to the positive terminal of each battery. What size fuse should I use? How is the amp rating of the fuse determined? The ...
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CMOS Inverter output for a given transfer characteristics

I have tried solving the below CMOS problem with a given transfer characteristics but my answer is wrong. Answer should be 0.25. Could someone please point out where I went wrong ?
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Creating Neutral node on Three phase Inverter

I want to create a neutral node at the output of a 3-phase Inverter for ACIM. Is it possible to do that by adding 3 resistors at the Inverter outputs and join them together to get the neutral node? ...
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Two level Inverter [closed]

What thing determines a 2-level and 3-level Inverter as in the diagram? edit: Level is as in 'voltage level'. I have found following good link that explains it. http://www.elkraft.ntnu.no/~richardl/...
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How does the power efficiency of an appliance compare using 12V DC or 240V AC with an inverter?

With an off-grid system, if an appliance supports powering via both 12V DC and 240V AC, is there any difference with the power efficiency of either method excluding the draw of an inverter used to ...
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Distribution-side voltage regulation and Low voltage ride through (LVTR) curve

Nowadays, I see that photovoltaic systems have Low-voltage-ride-through capabilities. So in case of a fault, when the voltage is decreased, they remain connected to the grid and provide reactive power ...
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Starting point for DC/AC-inverter

What I have: 5VDC and / or 12VDC, a PIC micro What I want: Floating 9VAC 50Hz, able to output 1A. Googling details for this kind of inverter seemed to be a tricky case. There are a few DIY-pages ...
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SVPWM for BLDC Motors: Switching Losses vs Neutral Point Voltage Swing/fluctuation

I am implementing a SVPWM (Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) scheme for a 3-phase inverter (3 H-bridges, nothing fancy) to control a BLDC Motor. Since one can choose which zero vectors (000 or 111)...
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Equivalent DC circuit of 3 phase induction motor

I'm currently trying to model a simplified circuit of an inverter + 3 phase induction motor. For now, I want to represent the DC link as an ideal independent voltage source. To keep this example ...
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How to reduce the frequency of ferrite core transformer? [closed]

I am trying to do a inverter using ferrite core transformer, but the problem is the frequency output from the ferrite core transformer, If I am using that, I will be getting 230V AC but the frequency ...
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DIY rotary inverter technical and economical feasibility

I’m setting up a solar panel system (200W) that’s used to charge batteries that will power small appliances in a converted van. Solid state inverters are expensive and difficult to fix and it seems ...
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Guidelines and design considerations for designing a controller for a grid tie inverter?

I'm working on designing a controller for a grid tied inverter. I'm not able to find a suitable reference or book that might help in this case. What I have understood now is: There must 2 loops (...
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Question on TWO stage power conditioning

Suppose a induction motor is connected through a inverter. Inverter is fed from a DC-DC boost converter. My question is: to boost converter how load current will look like? Will it look like DC or AC?
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PI controller - DC voltage regulation

I a voltage source converter, in order to control the DC-Bus voltage a PI controller can be used. The control method is illustrated in the figure below: I would like to ask why the input of the PI ...
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dc sweep convergence issue for cmos inverter

I am having some convergence issue with DC sweep for a CMOS inverter. To duplicate the exact issue, see the following log as well as the attached netlist files, together with modelcard.nmos and ...
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How does using PWM generator to control inverter work in Simulink?

I am trying to model a PV system connected to the grid and use PWM generator to synchronize the inverter output with the voltage condition on Grid. I figure I need to use Three phase PWM Generator ...
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Voltage fed versus current fed Inverters

I would like to ask about voltage fed and current fed inverters. I know that a voltage fed converter uses a capacitor as the storage device while a current fed converter uses an inductor. What are ...
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Voltage sampling from 220vac to 5vdc

I made a 1 phase to 3 phase inverter using arduino and IR2104 to control the speed of an induction motor and it is working perfectly. To complete the protection scheme, I need to monitor voltage of ...
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How does this circuit with inverters work?

What this does this circuit do? I suspect it is an amplifier, but don't know how it amplifies. For example Inv 5 and Inv 6 are connected in parallel with reverse sides but there is a wire between ...
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Inverter Mosfet Driving with Isolated Totempole Supply

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm trying to make an inverter and I'm driving my mosfets with totempole configuration, the thing that confuses my mind is: Totempole ...
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Can I use 220V inverter as 12V power supply?

I have a pure sine wave inverter, it charges a 12V battery and converts 12V from battery to 220V during a power cut. Since it can output 12V to charge the battery at quite a high current I was ...