Probing the Mysteries of Power Inverters: Part I

Thanks to power inverters, generating your own electricity doesn't mean you have to give up the convenience of AC living.

power inverters - Fig 3 inverter current flow
The second half of the AC cycle: In the inverter, the left transistor shuts off, forcing current to flow clockwise through the right transistor and back to the battery. The induced current in the load flows counterclockwise.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff