Inverter and converter

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  1. harikanaidu

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  2. harikanaidu

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    Hi ,while i am reading about inverter circuits i came across these two circuits...I am really confused were these two same in functioning or different..what i know is AC-AC ,DC-DC converters,,AC-DC (or) DC- AC is an inverter
     
  3. Alec_t

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    They function the same way as DC-to-AC inverters, except that the switching devices are BJTs in the first circuit and MOSFETs in the second circuit.
     
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  4. harikanaidu

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    Does this mean Converter or the inverter is same??
     
  5. DickCappels

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    The two terms can be used interchangeably, though from my experience inverter is preferred. Other people have other preferences.
     
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  6. Alec_t

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    It is my understanding that 'converter' is a general term embracing both DC-to-DC and DC-to-AC devices, whereas 'inverter' originally applied specifically to DC-to-AC devices. But both terms are loosely applied these days.
     
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