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