Inverter Chargers are
devices that convert direct current (DC)
to alternating current (AC), and
power a variety of equipment, including power tools,
computers, appliances, and more.
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.
Inverter Chargers provide reliable
alternate AC power during utility power problems,
such as blackouts, brownouts, over voltages and surges.
When utility power is present, Inverter Chargers automatically
pass through power to your equipment while simultaneously
recharging your connected batteries. When utility
power is absent, such as during a blackout in stationary
applications or while driving in mobile applications,
Inverter Chargers automatically switch from utility
power to battery backup power.
All inverter chargers also include a built in transfer
switch, which will automatically switch to inverter
power as soon as the AC supply is no longer present.
Inverter Chargers are increasingly
popular due to the simple installation and reduced
cost compared to separate units.