Designed to provide AC power from a DC power source such as a battery. Power invertors convert DC power from a 12v (or 24v) battery to AC power that can be used to operate conventional appliances. Power inverters are available with various features. Generally classified by their power rating and subsequent number of appliances they can run.
Power inverter can be either a Modified Sine Wave or Pure Sine Wave variety. Modified Sine Wave as the name suggest provides an output that mimics AC power. These power inverters are generally much cheaper to produce and buy and are great for general appliances. However they are not suited for sensitive appliances such as LCD TV’s or Hi-Fi.
Pure Sine Wave Invertor are regarded as the highest quality inverter and provide the cleanest and most reliable output power for sensitive electronics.