Inverter devices

Inverter is another word that is becoming more and more common in everyday use. More and more appliances are reported to be inverters (air conditioners, heat pumps, water pumps, etc.).

The inverter is an electronic circuit that converts DC voltage to AC. It may exist as a standalone electronic device or as a stepping stone to another electronic device. It is used as a stand-alone device in photovoltaic systems, stand-alone power systems with batteries, and wherever else we need to convert a direct voltage of 12 V or 24 V (most common values) to 220 V.

As a final step, it exists in UPS (uninterruptible power supply systems).

The word Inverter has also prevailed for AC converters from AC to AC with different frequencies.

Such a converter is used to control the speed of rotation of an AC motor according to the requirements.

With this control the efficiency of the devices better serves the needs and is usually accompanied by significant energy savings.

This type of inverter – frequency converter is increasingly used in the devices we use in our home installations, improving the level of comfort combined with energy and money savings.

In 1981, Toshiba built the first inverter air conditioner. Today almost all home air conditioners are inverters.

The inverter adjusts the performance of the device to the climatic requirements, decisively improving the comfort conditions in the space. At the same time, significant energy savings are achieved and for this reason their installation is financed by savings programs.

Inverter heat pumps adjust their operation to produce the required water temperature depending on the weather conditions. This further increases the energy savings that characterize the operation of the heat pumps.

The installation is simplified as they do not need an inertia tank for heat storage and additional devices for temperature compensation.

Inverter water pumps are now used in water supply systems, in order to maintain a constant pressure in the network, and thus a constant supply to consumption. In this way the phenomenon of variable flow from the start of the pump to the emptying of the pressure vessel is a thing of the past.

Hydraulic shocks are eliminated when starting and stopping the pump with the sounds it makes, while the operation itself is silent.

In addition, the installation is not required to include large expansion vessels with significant costs and failures.

In water treatment the flow rate plays a crucial role so there is a need for control and regulation. Inverter pumps in this direction are an important means of improving the water quality of swimming pools. At the same time an important means of reducing operating costs, including periods of reduced speed and reduced energy consumption.

The “inverter” option can give significant added value to our investment, either by improving the quality of the devices in which it is integrated, or by saving money. A choice that is “worth it”.