The inverter generator combines the efficiency of DC power generation with a controlled DC to AC inverter to provide electrical power similar to the power produced by electric utilities. It is efficiency saves fuel, lowers emissions and reduces the noise levels that make it suitable for use in places like campgrounds and to power sensitive electronic equipment.
The electric power means the current flow alternates direction rapidly. As the current directions, the voltage rises and falls to provide an average voltage of 120 to 240 volts. The power the electric utility companies supply to homes and businesses is usually clean and a device for viewing electrical signals.
The electric utility power is quite smooth and it will not vary much because the supply is large enough that the continuously changing load will not affect the voltage except during times of extreme demand. The utility power passes through a number of transformers on the way to businesses that helps to smooth the final product.
Small generators will have the luxury of an infinite supply of power. A number of current places a load on the engine driving the generator and causes it to vary speed that changes the average voltage of the current.
Direct current is the type of current supplied by a battery. It will not change direction and there is no rising of the voltage level. It appears as a straight line. DC current will not be used on appliances that require AC current but a device called an inverter changes DC current into AC current.
An inverter generator creates AC power through a two-step process. It generates DC power and then converts it to AC using a microprocessor controlled inverter. This method of power production has several advantages.