Monthly Archives: March 2022

  1. How To Convert DC To AC: Inverter Power Supply

    Whether you’re trying to power an air pump from your car while camping or you’re trying to use a backup generator at home while the power is off - learning how to convert DC to AC power supply is a great idea for anyone. Chances are, you’ll need to do it at some point in your life.

    And fortunately for you, you’ve come to the right place. Because today, we’re going to teach you how to convert DC to AC power supply with ease using an inverter. You’re also going to learn about a few different use cases for the inverter - in other words, situations where you may need to rely on a DC to AC conversion. But first things first - let’s go over a brief refresher regarding AC vs DC.

    AC vs DC Power - What’s The Difference? 

    No, it’s not just a band name - AC and DC are the two types of power supply in our world today. One was made famous by Thomas Edison (DC), and the other was made famous by Nikolai Tesla (AC). They both have their place, and there is still much debate today over which is superior. In our blog post covering the difference between AC and DC power supplies, you’ll learn all there is to know about these two types. For now, we’ll just give you a brief introduction and overview of the two types for the sake of this article.

    AC, or alternating current, provides power in an alternating current - it’s in the name. This means that power alternates between positive and negative, jumping back and forth along the wavelength. DC, or direct current, is the exact opposite - it provides power in a steady, straight line.

    Now, you may be thinking to yourself - why would we use AC if it’s not a steady supply like DC? Well, they each have their own unique pros and cons that make them suita

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  2. What Is The Difference Between AC and DC Power Supplies?

    Whether you're an aspiring electrical engineer or purchasing manager, or even a contractor, you're going to need to learn all about the difference between AC and DC power supply. This is a topic that can get pretty complicated - but it's important you get a good grasp on which of these power supplies best suits your needs.

    Don't worry - today, we're going to answer one of the most common questions we get as a power supply retailer: what is the difference between AC and DC power supply?

    Simply put, these are the two forms of electricity. While both are essential to getting electronics powered on and working, they do have key differences you must be aware of. And as you'll soon discover, one is not necessarily "superior" to the other. Let's get things started by quickly explaining what each power supply is.

    What Is AC Power Supply?

    An AC power current, or alternating current, is the style that dominates today's market. These are what primarily bring power into buildings - even in situations where that AC power is immediately converted to DC power. As the name suggests, the power flows in an alternating current - changing directions periodically.

    This periodic change in directions is caused by the electrons in the power. Electrical currents are a direct result of the activity of these electrons, and they can move upward (positive) or downward (negative). Electricians and manufacturers refer to this change in direction as the sinusoidal AC wave. What causes this wave, though? Alternators at a power plant.

    Alternators at a power plant are scaled-up versions of the alternators in your car or any other type of alternator for that matter. They all work more or less under the same principles. A wire loop is spun inside a magnetic field to generate energy. As the wire spins through areas of different magnetic polarities, the current changes - thus you have the alternating current.

    Why does all

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