What Are the Different Types of Car Inverters?
There are a number of different types of inverters, but the two main types that you’ll find in automotive applications are:
- Modified sine waveThese inverters are the more affordable of the two. They produce a “modified sine wave” that’s perfectly fine for most consumer electronics, so they work well in a lot of different applications.
- Pure sine wave
These tend to be more expensive, but they produce a sine wave that is much closer to the AC power available from the power outlets in your home.
- Some devices, like uninterruptible power supplies, may fail to work properly without a steady, pure sine wave, but most consumer electronics will work just fine without one. If you’re concerned, you should check with the manufacturer of your device before investing in an expensive pure sine wave inverter.