Inverters are a basic component of any independent power system that requires
AC power. An inverter converts DC power stored in batteries into AC power used
to run conventional appliances like computers, fridges, power tools and entertainment
Inverters differ in the quality of electricity they produce. Quality can vary
in waveform, frequency and voltage. The type of appliance that can run off an
inverter depends on the quality of electricity converted.
Waveform: Represents how AC electricity varies with time.
Frequency: Number of complete cycles per second of an AC current. Standard unit
is Hertz (Hz).
Harmonics: Varying frequencies within one wave cycle. The more harmonics, the
worse the quality of the electricity.
Rated power: The maximum power output of an inverter.