If you are like most people you want to be able to continue to use your beloved devices everywhere you go. The devices need to have access to power in order to use them and that can be a problem when you are out and about. Those road trips can get really long when your family has to power down. There are many cars and vehicles that have outlets to give you some access to power to use but normally that is just not enough. For example, you can use the cigarette lighter port to power up some devices that can use a low 12 volt DC current but many devices will require more than that. If you are normally plugging into your homes wiring you are using a standard 123 volt plug. This may be necessary to get your device running while you are out and about. There are some ways to access power by using an inverter. Knowing about the options and what a power inverter is can help you understand the process.
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Difference Between DC & AC Volts: If you have DC power you are using what is called direct current. The power that is being using in this instance is only going one direction. When you are using DC it means that you are getting a flow of constant energy. One common way that you receive DC power is when you are using a set of batteries. If you are using a cell phone, flashlight or even an electric car you are accessing DC power. AC is another way that power is used and is a bit more complicated than DC power. It is called alternating current and that means that the power is moving in different directions. If you are using AC power you are most likely in a home and are using the outlets that are in the house. The wiring in a home is AC power and can be used in any power needs. The power comes out in many forms that include sine waves, square waves and triangular waves. You can access AC power by using an inverter.
What is a Power Inverter?: If you have DC power and you want to redirect it to AC power you need to use what is called a power inverter. This device is used to change the DC power over to AC power. There are different types of inverters that can be used to convert the energy. The electrical power that is in DC is not able to be used for appliances, tools or your electronic devices.
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If you want to have DC power converted into AC power you can talk to a professional electrician. We are able to look at the power that is available and also what your needs are to install the correct amount of AC power. Contact us for a consultation today!