Simple dc to ac converter?

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  1. biscuitownz

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    Hello, I want to make a dc to ac converter for some future projects I have in mind. I've looked around and don't know what kind to use. I plan on using it to convert 12v dc to 12vac etc.

    Thank you
     
  2. ericgibbs

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    hi bis,
    What frequency for the AC out and current rating.?

    What 'quality' [ Form Factor] do you require for the AC out waveform.?

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  3. biscuitownz

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    Hey, thank you for replying.

    At this point I would prefer around 50-60hz, it can be square/sine wave since I'm really just experimenting with different designs at this point. Also would like at least 5a output although current rating is not a big deal at this point since I just want to learn about the concept first.

    Thanks :)
     
  4. ericgibbs

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  5. THE_RB

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    If you are not worried abotu the wave shape, yo can use a 555 timer as "astable oscillator" with approx 50:50 duty cycle, then just put a big cap in series with the output.

    Then you will have a 50 Hz AC squarewave on the other side of the cap.
     
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