12 Volt Inverter
Inverter chargers combine
an inverter and a battery charger
in one complete unit. They can be used with a solar
PV array or wind turbine power
system or when another there is another AC power source
available, such as a diesel generator or utility power.
They can operate as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
These intelligent devices can behave either as an inverter
or a charger and can switch between one and other as
required. Inverter chargers can be connected to the
electricity grid, but they are not grid tied inverters.
Being able to correctly choose the right
size inverter for your need is an important consideration.
To determine the power requirement to run your appliances
use this calculation:
Volts x Amps = Watts
An example of this would be a small microwave that according
to the back panel could draw 5.5 amps to operate effectively
would require an inverter of at least 1320 watts (240
x 5.5 = 1320).
iSustain Australia offers a wide range
of inverters to meet your specific application. When
choosing an inverter you should consider the following:
1. The total wattage of connected devices should not
exceed the model's continuous wattage rating.
2. The number of connected items of equipment to determine
how many outlets are required.
3. The application to help you choose the proper type
of inverter or inverter/charger.