In our lives, power shortage or power interruption causes many problems that are very difficult to face. So, to overcome the situation, the inverter is the best solution. It is a boon during the rainy and summer seasons.
Not only does the power inverter convert DC electricity into AC electricity, but it has multiple features and functions.
Further the basic study of inverters, you can refer to my earlier article- Inverter vs Generator.
Now, we are going to study the advantages and disadvantages of inverters.
Advantages (or Pros) of Inverter
- The inverter is used for AC power generation by converting DC power sources (for example- batteries).
- It plays a crucial role in integrating renewable energy sources (such as solar energy, wind energy, and hydro energy) into the power grid.
- The main function of the inverter is to provide a backup power supply during power outages, blackouts, or emergencies. It is widely used in uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
- It improves the power quality by regulating the standard frequency.
- It is very useful in remote areas and off-grid locations.
- It helps to stabilize the voltage when a power outage or voltage fluctuation occurs.
- This power-converting device is very beneficial in vehicles to provide convenient services (such as charging for mobiles, laptops, and other electronic appliances).
Disadvantages (or Cons) of Inverter
- The inverter finds bulky in size and weighted condition. So, portability and installation are not very easy, especially for large inverters.
- The cost of a higher-quality AC inverter is high.
- This electronic device requires regular proper installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- For safety purposes, it needs proper ventilation and cooling to prevent overheating under heavy load operations.
- Regular maintenance is required.
- The inverter creates a beeping noise.
- For installation and configuration, technical knowledge is a must. So, technical expertise is needed.
- Sometimes, it provides harmonic distortion in the output source. So, its effect is to damage the connected devices.
These 15 points explore the benefits and drawbacks of AC inverters. Hope that you find it helpful to study.
If you have any points to add or queries, you can freely drop comments below.
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