About Inverter Generators
Generators take power, usually from a diesel or petrol engine, and convert it into electrical power. This makes them invaluable in places such as construction sites, where there is no readily available electrical supply.
Generators are also used extensively as back-up devices to provide electricity should the normal supply be interrupted. They are therefore found in many commercial buildings, such as hospitals, airports and offices, where a loss of supply could be damaging.
The inverter generator is a more modern take on the standard generator. The inverter generator takes its power from a fuel source, just like the standard generator, but converts it into direct current electricity and ?cleans? it using capacitors. This cleaned up electricity is then converted back into alternating current electricity for use with standard electrical items.
In this way, the inverter generator produces a better and more consistent quality of electricity, much like that which comes from a standard wall socket. This is important because many modern electrical components make use of microprocessors. These units are particularly sensitive to the quality of electricity they use and power from a normal generator could damage them. Such processors are not just found in laptops and tablets but in phones, TVs and all sorts of consumer electronic devices.
Inverter generators also tend to be smaller and more lightweight than their conventional counterparts, making them ideal to take along in the car on camping trips and to outdoor events.