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Power Inverters vs. Power Converters: What's the Big Difference?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:51:00 PM America/New_York

Converters vs. Inverters

Although a lot of confusion exists between power converters and inverters, it’s safe to say that converters and inverters are both electrical devices that convert current, in complimentary, but opposite ways. Let DC Direct Connect walk you through the differences between converters and inverters.

While converters adapt the voltage of an electric device, usually alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), inverters convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).

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Tips on Installing Solar Panel Kits on Your RV or Motor Home

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:23:00 PM America/New_York

Solar Panels

Getting ready for spring and summer camping and RV adventures? You can save money this year, by installing a solar panel kit on your RV or motor home. Whether you’re into weekend camping or want the total off the grid boondocking experience, DC Direct Connect offers these helpful hints for solar panel installation.

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Power Inverters 101: Talking Watts, Amps and Power

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:32:18 PM America/New_York

Power Inverters

As consumers and service facilitators continue to turn to independent energy sources, primarily wind and sun, to power everything from homes and RVs to entire communities, parks, plus medical and military structures, energy inverters, or adaptors play an important role in the performance, efficiency and safety of independent energy systems and devices.

Ranging in size and application from simple solar yard lighting to portable and emergency backup systems, energy systems that are not connected to the utility grid share one common factor: a storage battery which collects and releases energy as DC or direct current electricity.

By contrast, municipal electric utility grids run on AC or alternating current, that is, anything that plugs directly into an electrical outlet in your home or business. For practical reasons, alternating energy works better for long distances. Because DC electricity can’t readily be directly utilized in our mobile focused lifestyles, inverters are essential to convert DC into AC electricity.

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