A power converter, also known as a power inverter, is an electronic device that converts direct current (DC) electrical energy to alternating current (AC) electrical energy. Power converters are used to convert the DC power from sources such as batteries or solar panels into AC power that can be used to run standard electrical devices such as lights, appliances, and tools.
Power converters can be found in a variety of forms, such as portable units for use in vehicles or outdoor recreation and larger units for use in homes, businesses, and industrial settings. They can be purchased as a standalone device or built into the equipment.
Example: If you want to convert 12 volts DC from a car battery to 120 volts AC to power a device that requires household electrical power, you would use a power converter. This would convert the DC power from the car battery into AC power that could be used to run the device.
Note: Power converters can also be used to convert AC to DC and to change the frequency and voltage level of the power.
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