A power inverter converts DC voltage from a battery source to a traditional AC output, similar to a normal wall socket. `12v invertors are an ideal option for automotive and mobile applications and they are an integral part of a renewable energy system.

Power inverters have many features and are commonly classed by their power ratings. Power inverters are available in two main types; Pure Sine Wave inverters and Modified Sine Wave inverters. A Modified Sine Wave inverter is the most efficient and economical of the two, ideal for running general appliances, but not used in delicate electronics.

Pure Sine Wave inverters are the highest quality of the inverters. They cost a lot more and are less efficient, however, they provide very reliable (true) pure Sine Wave power that can operate any device, and is the same power (if not cleaner) than a traditional AC socket.