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Gen head with inverter?
« on: July 20, 2021, 08:54:40 AM »
I often seen generators advertised as being "inverters generators".  My understanding of that is that the inverter generator puts out a more suitable kind of electricity for computers and electronics.  Is the inverter portion of that similar to what used to be called a line conditioner?  an electric device that would prevent surges and clean up the electricity?

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Re: Gen head with inverter?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 06:09:48 AM »
An Inverter Generator, is a merely a generator that powers a Inverter.   if the load on the the inverter is small, the engine runs slower.
 The "generator" part is usually 3 or 6 phase, gets rectified and then drives the inverter for your 120VAC

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Re: Gen head with inverter?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2021, 03:07:58 PM »
I'm not aware on any. Could be cool, as engine speed could managed with load.
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Re: Gen head with inverter?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2022, 01:56:12 PM »
My 1940's Ruston Hornsby generator is now an inverter generator!  To solve lumpy AC power stemming from a speeding 240 RPM single cylinder diesel, I'm running the power through a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive).  The output is perfect 60.000 HZ AC power.

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