Need advice on 110 or 120 volt AC inverter for USA power?

Discussion in 'Power Electronics' started by eddie500, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. eddie500

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    I'm buying an DC to AC inverter and have to give my specs. I can choose 110 or 120 volts AC output.

    Would I be better off choosing the 110 volt or the 120 volt option?

    Thank you
     
  2. Kermit2

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    All US electrical and electronic equipment rated for 110 OR 120 will work equally well with either.

    What you should be concerned with is whether it is square wave, modified square wave, or sine wave.
    Those WILL be a factor in how well equipment operates.

    Google those terms for a better understanding of the differences
     
  3. eddie500

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    Good point, the unit I was looking at happens to be a Pure Sine Wave.

    This is the unit I am looking at. I like it because I need a 72 volt input DC voltage and this is like the only unit I could find for that higher DC voltage.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED...ave-Solar-Power-Battery-Back/32480936613.html

    From my research it seems Pure Sine Wave is the best option.

    Since they want me to choose 110 or 120 volt AC, if you have to choose between the two for your Inverter which one would you pick? I agree it seems both would work, just wondering if you had to choose which one you would choose. I am leaning towards the 120 volt AC.
     
  4. Kermit2

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    The 120 volt is the more modern standard vs the 110 VAC.
     
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