It is an electrical device that converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) and this current is raised by a transformer and is used to convert or reverse the current and voltage from the 12-volt battery DC to 220 volts alternating to operate electrical appliances. Inverter for solar panels is the solution for renewable energy.
1- It is a source of electricity (Portable / fixed) to operate electrical household appliances in the case of a power outage. Home Power can operate more than one home appliance at the same time
- without noise
- High security
- Ease of use
- Charged with electricity
2- The most common use of the inverter is with solar panels, where the panels charge batteries, and the inverter converts the constant current stored in the batteries into alternating current. (Usually, this is in places that are not connected to the network).
3- The inverter is also used in places where the use of the generator is not possible, such as clinics, offices, and others. The inverter is the appropriate alternative. The batteries are charged when the electric current is present, and when it is cut off, the inverter begins to work on the energy of the batteries until the electric current returns.
4- The use of the inverter is very common among travel enthusiasts and trips, as it is connected to the car battery and used.
What are the advantages of the inverter?
-The inverter does not need any fuel
-Inverter prices are average
-The inverter is lightweight and can be carried anywhere
– Easy to handle
Tips when buying an inverter for solar panels:
First of all, you must know the difference between a pure sine wave and a modified sine wave:
The modified wave is suitable for operating all devices, while the full sine wave is not suitable for devices that contain motors and some sensitive devices.
Note: There are inverters that produce a pure sine wave, but their price is higher than their counterpart that produces a modified sine wave.
Inverter selection criteria:
– First, the required inverter capacity, for example, do you want to run a computer only, or will you connect the TV and some lamps, or do you need to run more loads? The inverter capacity is measured in watts, a simple calculation. You can calculate your consumption or you can list the devices that you will run and the seller will determine the appropriate capacity that you need to operate those devices.
-The efficiency of energy conversion (Power Efficiency), determines the quality of the inverter in converting direct current to alternating current, and it is measured in percentage. For example, the inverter whose efficiency is 86% is considered good and better than the inverter whose efficiency is 80%.
– Types of protections in the inverter, for example, does it contain protection:
- Protection from battery weakness when it reaches a certain limit so as not to be damaged and other protections.
Low-priced inverters often have the nominal power or the capacity written on them much less than the actual capacity. For example, you may buy an inverter at a price of 280 pounds as one kilowatt (1000 watts), but when you put loads on it more than 300 watts, you find that it cannot operate it. The reason is that its actual power does not exceed 300 watts.