This is a Guest Post and does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of Techzim. We have a strong filtering process of what makes it to our blog and are confident that you’ll enjoy the article below. The Power inverter, could simply be described as a box of electronics that converts the power from your battery to the power used by your TV and fridge. In reality though these boxes vary greatly in how they achieve this. This week we shall look at the basics of the power inverter, followed next week by a few calculations that will help us determine the right size and type of inverter for our needs. In our article “understanding Electricity” we spoke about the differences in the two types of electricity, one being DC and the other AC. This waveform created by oscillating AC power is called a sine wave. An inverter mimics this wave form in producing AC power, this then allows the AC appliance to run. Several waveform options are available from the inexhaustible brands and types of inverters currently available. Each waveform has its advantages and disadvantages in relation to your requirements. Let’s break these down and see which inverter works for us. There are basically...