What Is An Inverter Generator?
Inverter generators are usually composed of stators, rotors, end covers, brushes, bases and bearings.
The stator is composed of a base, a stator core, a wire wrap winding, and other structural parts that fix these parts. The rotor is composed of rotor core, rotor magnetic poles (with yoke and magnetic pole winding), slip ring, (also known as copper ring, slip ring), fan and rotating shaft.
Inverter generator Feautures:
1. The working speed of the engine can be changed within a relatively large range, so it can be better matched with the generator to save fuel;
2. The engine can work in the high speed range, so it outputs the same power, and the weight and volume of the engine are much smaller;
3. The high working speed of the alternator also reduces the weight and volume;
4. Save a lot of metal materials;
5. The quality of the output power is high.
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What Is A Regular Portable Generator?
When people talk about portable generators, they usually mean portable generators powered by fuels.These are the most commonly purchased generators.
Basically, a traditional portable generator is a fuel engine with an alternator, which has an electrical output.The three most common types of fuel used in portable generators are gasoline, diesel and propane.
Some portable generators are powered by hybrid.This means the engine can run on a variety of fuels, usually a mixture of gasoline and propane.
Engine speed and corresponding electrical output are the key characteristics of conventional portable generators.Conventional fuel-powered portable generators operate at a speed of 3600 RPM to produce a frequency of 120 volts and 60 Hz.
What is the difference between an inverter generator and a regular generator?
The difference of generator and inverter is not so big, because both of them are generators, and they both need the fuel. However, it is still some different points:
As we all know, the regular generator is much cheaper than the inverter one. If you got enough budget, you can choose the inverter generator.
2. Different Size & Weight
Regular generators are really helpful with its low price and stable electricity, but it has much bigger size and weight, which is not so convince for outsider or camping, we often treat it as backup power in case of electricity outage. But the inverter generator is much smaller and light, it can be used for many sites, such as camping, limo and also can be used in household for backup power.
3. Different Power Quality and Output
Traditional generators have a common feature. The output power will drop rapidly after starting (traditional generators of different qualities have different drops), and then drop for a period of time to maintain a lower output power. In addition, the output current of the traditional generator has not undergone any treatment, so the quality is not good and it is very easy to damage the electrical appliances.
The inverter generator, on the basis of the traditional generator, uses a rectifier to convert alternating current into direct current, then uses a capacitor to smooth the current, and finally “reverses” the direct current back to alternating current and outputs it to electrical appliances.
4. Different Noise
The noise problem is a big criterion.
Inverter generators are relatively quiet. They use quieter engines, special mufflers and sound insulation technology to reduce noise to a lower level.
In addition, traditional generators must run at a constant speed. If the engine speed changes, the quality of the power generated will also change, which is obviously undesirable. Therefore, the characteristics of the engine speed must be kept constant, resulting in the constant noise of the traditional generator running at full speed.
Relatively good, the variable frequency generator can adjust the current output, light load, save fuel and greatly reduce noise. They can make the noise heard 7 meters away below 57.5 decibels. In contrast, many traditional generators are rated at 75 decibels or more.
How to choose a suitable generators for yourself?
First of all, if you want to charge your mobile phone or laptop in a car or truck, or if you have a battery nearby, want to charge small devices, or have a stable power output such as solar or wind energy systems, you can choose to use variable frequency power generation machine.
However, when encountering large-scale rigid demand for electricity, such as households, industries, etc., instead of converting the direct current of the vehicle to alternating current, the variable frequency generator cannot complete this work. At this time, you need a traditional generator.