# Looking to create a DC to AC inverter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by drew93, Apr 5, 2011.

1. ### drew93 Thread Starter New Member

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I have a project that I am doing for class. We are getting 5vdc from a renewable energy source and we need to convert that to 5vrms ac 60hz. Is there a circuit I could build that would do this?

2. ### tom66 Senior Member

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Well, the problem is 5Vrms is not the same as a sine wave with an amplitude of 5V, which would be what is normally considered "5V ac 60 Hz".

Are you using a sine wave, square wave or another wave?

3. ### beenthere Retired Moderator

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What level of current does your source supply?

4. ### drew93 Thread Starter New Member

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I am using a sine wave with around 25 mA of current. We have to connect to a mock up power grid that has a sine wave 5vrms 60 Hz. The problem is that I cannot find out how to convert our 5vdc to the 5vrms ac sine wave 60 hz. Thanks for any input.

5. ### drew93 Thread Starter New Member

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Bump.
I am looking for a dc to dc circuit that will triple my incoming 5vdc. Anyone know where I can find one? And also a dc to ac circuit that will take that tripled voltage and convert it to a sine wave. Thank you for any input!

6. ### R!f@@ AAC Fanatic!

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What u say is not just practical.

Care to explain a bit in detail

7. ### drew93 Thread Starter New Member

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I am receiving 5vdc from a power source at ~25 mA. I need to feed this into a 5vrms sine wave input. What we have is a mock up grid with 2 renewable energy sources powering it and I am in charge of the connections. I need to boost the incoming DC to get the correct voltage into the 5vrms sine wave which is about 14 p-p. At the same time I need to produce a sine wave to feed into the grid. Any ideas on how to boost that voltage and then create the sine wave at 5vrms? Circuit schematics would be perfect. Thank you.

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9. ### tom66 Senior Member

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Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
10. ### GetDeviceInfo Senior Member

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the 'grid' gang should get together and place your posts under a common thread.