All voltage converters
only convert the voltage and not the cycle, however most
appliances and electronics will function properly with
110120 volt electricity is generated at 60 Hz. (Cycles)
Alternating Current. Most foreign 220240 volt electricity
is generated at 50 Hz. (Cycles) Alternating Current. This
difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60 Hz.
North American appliance to operate slightly slower when
used on 50 Hz. foreign electricity. This cycle difference
will also cause analog clocks and timing circuits that
use Alternating Current as a timing base to keep incorrect
time. Most modern electronic equipment including
battery chargers, computers, printers, stereos, tape and
CD players, VCR/DVD players, etc. will not be affected
by the difference in cycles.
Servo type voltage regulators,
stabilizes the voltage by adjusting the transformer
to the desired output voltage. This ensures the highest
precision in voltage stabilization. The relay type
is all done electronically, therefore less precision.
cigarette lighter can handle more than 300 watts, the
highest model with a cigarette lighter is the AED400.
You can only use up to 300 watts on the cigarette lighter
input with the AED400 or up to 400 watts using the cables
by connecting directly to the battery.
you cannot connect an American 220 Volt Dryer to a Transformer. Voltage Transformers
are made to convert single phase 110 or 220 volt. American
220 volt consists of 2 phase of 110 volt and European
220 volt consists of 1 phase of 220 volt.
the approximate power drain on your battery you will want
to estimate the reserve power ("amp/hour") of the battery,
and the amps the inverter will require, to meet the continuous
load demands of the appliance.
Choose your Battery type and
enter Amps/Hrs of your battery &
wattage of your appliance:
or tools, such as ones with a motor, require an initial
surge of power to start up ("starting load" or "peak
load"). Once started, the tool or appliance requires
less power to continue to operate ("continuous load")
A power inverter converts
DC power into conventional AC power which can run all
kinds of household products such as: kitchen appliances,
microwaves, power tools, TVs, radios, computers and more.
You just connect the inverter to a battery, and plug your
AC devices into the inverter and you've got power on the
power inverter draws its
power from a 12 Volt or 24 Volt battery, or several
batteries wired in parallel. The battery will need to
be recharged as the inverter draws the power out of
it. The battery recharges by running the automobile
motor, gas generator, solar panels, or wind and not
with the power inverter. During
blackouts, an inverter can be used for emergency power
by use with a car battery with the vehicle running and
an extension cord running into the house, where you
can then plug in electrical appliances.
power rating used with microwave ovens is the "cooking
power" which refers to the power being "delivered" to
the food being cooked. The actual operating power requirement
rating is higher than the cooking power rating (for
example, a microwave with "advertised" rating of 600
watts usually corresponds to almost 1100 watts of power
consumption). The actual power consumption is usually
stated on the back of the microwave. If the operating
power requirement cannot be found on the back of the
microwave, check the owner's manual or contact the manufacturer.