How to Choose Your DC to AC Power Inverter
When you first start looking for the DC AC Power inverter? to complete your off grid system you might get a little overwhelmed by the amount of different sizes and types. You need to choose the correct voltage and size inverter for you. When selecting the voltage of the inverter the most common types are 12 volt and 24 volt, to make your choice you need to decide what type of battery bank you will be using. There isn¡¯t much difference between the 2 types so don¡¯t stress too much. The more important decision with be the size you need, to figure this out first ask yourself what electronics do I plan to run. Once your list is complete go ahead and add up all wattage¡¯s and then you will have a good idea what size you will need.
A power inverter with Charger and Automatic Transfer Switch is a unit that comes complete with all these features included in one casing. Basically the way it works is you connect the inverter to your AC utility power supply and when power is available the battery charger will be functioning charging the batteries. Once power is lost the battery power will automatically be transferred on. This new design of DC to AC Power Inverters really offer you a true form a back power supply with out worrying about gas generators and the noise that comes with them.
When considering an off grid setup its important to first understand the environment you are in. Ask yourself what the different power supply are most easily available to you. Living in Sun City is obvious that solar energy is easily available but in relatively open area wind power is also in abundance. Knowing your environment will also cut down on the cost of your system.