Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that inverts or produces inversion.
  • noun A device used to convert direct current into alternating current.
  • noun An electronic device whose output reverses the sign of its input current or voltage, thereby shifting the phase of alternating current signals by 180 degrees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun something that inverts, or causes inversion
  • noun a device that converts direct current into alternating current

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an electrical converter that converts direct current into alternating current

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Electroluminescence looks set to become seriously popular: a cold neon-like light achieved by sandwiching a phosphorescent material between AC-driven wires (typically around 100V, but low-current so that it can be run via an inverter from a small battery source).

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • Electroluminescence looks set to become seriously popular: a cold neon-like light achieved by sandwiching a phosphorescent material between AC-driven wires (typically around 100V, but low-current so that it can be run via an inverter from a small battery source).

    Light fantastic

  • Short Circuit Protection -- If the AC output of the inverter is short-circuited for one second or more, it will shut down to protect itself.

    Amazon.com Gold Box Deals

  • "Those technologies, paired with Emerson's financial stability and dependable, long-term inverter warranty, provided a uniquely attractive package well-suited to this large-scale PV facility."

    Emerson Wins Major Contract to Provide Inverters and Plant-Wide Controls for What Will Be California’s Largest Photovoltaic Facility - Yahoo! Finance

  • The bike has carried branding from A123 so the power desity of the battery shouldn't be a problem and I believe the inverter is a repackaged industrial inverter so the entire powertrain is stout.

    Autoblog Green

  • The lights and electric outlets are battery-powered by an inverter, which is charged while the Bookmobile is being driven and when plugged in at night.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency YourHub.com Stories

  • They spent a year designing a new kind of inverter called a microinverter, harnessing expertise in semiconductors, software, communications and power systems.

    Enphase's Rooftop Solar Revolution

  • They spent a year designing a new kind of inverter called a microinverter, harnessing expertise in semiconductors, software, communications and power systems.

    Enphase's Rooftop Solar Revolution

  • They spent a year designing a new kind of inverter called a microinverter, harnessing expertise in semiconductors, software, communications and power systems.

    Enphase's Rooftop Solar Revolution

  • In a small rig where there’s no room for a generator, the inverter is the only option for 115-volt power when not hooked up to shore power.

    The RVer’s Bible

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.