An important question that we must get an answer before installing a new solar photo-voltaic (pv) system: who will be responsible for installing the energy meter to measure how much electricity our solar system is generating, how much electricity our house is consuming, and how much electricity our solar system is exporting to the grid?
What is the difference between power inverter and frequency inverter? The detail analysis of inverter and frequency inverter is as following.
What is a power inverter?
Power inverter is a device that can convert DC (the battery and accumulator jar) into AC (normally the sinusoidal wave of 220V and 50Hz). It is composed of inverter bridge, control logic and filter circuit. In fact, it is a voltage inversion process with the adapter. The adapter converts the AC voltage of the mains power grid into a stable 12V DC output, while Inverter converts the 12V DC voltage output by the Adapter into high-frequency high-voltage AC. Now, the inverters generally use PWM pulse width modulation technology to obtain high-power, high-efficiency AC inverter output.
Frequency inverter, mainly composed of rectifier (AC to DC), filter, inverter (DC to AC), brake unit, drive unit, detection unit, micro-processing unit, etc., is a kind of electric control equipment, which uses frequency conversion technology and microelectronic technology to control AC motor by changing the working power frequency of the motor. In general, frequency inverter adjusts the voltage and frequency of output power supply by the breaking of internal IGBT, and provides the required power supply and voltage according to the actual needs of the motor, so as to achieve the purpose of energy saving and speed regulation. In addition, the inverter also has many protective functions, such as over-current protection, over-voltage protection, over-load protection and so on. With the continuous improvement of industrial automation, frequency inverter has also been widely used.