Inverter/UPS

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by saravanan.333k, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. saravanan.333k

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    Oct 16, 2008
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    what does mean Inverter/UPS? Anyone explain brief tech.
     
  2. Jassper

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    Sep 24, 2008
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    An Inverter "inverts" DC voltage to AC voltage, usually 12 or 24 volts DC into 120 volts AC.

    A "UPS" is a battery back up system, mostly used on computers to provide 110 volts AC to the computer in the event of a power outage. This allows enough time for you (or some are automatic) to save your work and shut down the computer.

    UPS {I think} means "Universal Power Supply", but you can WiKi that.

    Furthermore, a "Converter" converts AC into DC, such as a battery charger. You will find that Inverter and Converter are used interchangeably.
     
  3. AlexR

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    UPS = Un-interruptible Power Supply
     
  4. Jassper

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    Sep 24, 2008
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    Ahh thats it. I didn't think Universal sounded right.
     
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