Inverters

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by pranav_shenoy, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. pranav_shenoy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    12
    0
    What is the difference between an online inverter and an offline inverter?
     
  2. crutschow

    Expert

    Mar 14, 2008
    13,052
    3,244
    What type of "inverter" are you referring to?
     
  3. pranav_shenoy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    12
    0
    A commercial UPS inverter. Saw it in an ad.
     
  4. Dodgydave

    Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    4,999
    745
  5. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    3,795
    951
    online inverter is designed to 'feed' into existing commercial power grids. offline inverters use batteries and do not have to be connected to the grid, but can be with precautions.
     
  6. pranav_shenoy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    12
    0
    @Kermit2 Is feeding into grid like "selling" power to the electric companies or something like that.
     
  7. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    3,795
    951
    yes, if yourhouse is using less power than your system generates the meter turns backwards. Selling that power fepends on local/state laws. not everone gets money for ptoducing excess power
     
    pranav_shenoy likes this.
  8. pranav_shenoy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    12
    0
    Is there a difference in efficiency of online and offline inverter ?
     
  9. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    3,795
    951
    be aware. online inverters go OFF if the grid goes down. you will be cold and in the dark like everyone else if the power goes off.
     
  10. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    3,795
    951
    depends on manf. and design, but most units are very efficient. 93% and up
     
  11. pranav_shenoy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    12
    0
    Thanks man !!!:)
     
Loading...