in·​vert·​er | \ in-ˈvər-tər How to pronounce inverter (audio) \

Definition of inverter

1 : one that inverts
2 : a device for converting direct current into alternating current

Examples of inverter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With turbo defrost, this model utilizes the inverter to thaw ingredients quickly and more evenly. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 8 July 2022 The battery also comes equipped with an innovative cooling system and an advanced inverter derived from high-performance racers. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 July 2022 SolarEdge is a provider of power optimizer, solar inverter, and monitoring systems for photovoltaic arrays. Trefis Team, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Portable power stations have the battery and inverter built into one box. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 4 Mar. 2021 On this day in March, Watkins plugs his amplifier into a 2,000-watt power inverter with what looks like jumper cables attached to a battery in the grass. Keith Bierygolick, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2022 But this reveals a misunderstanding about the metrics of solar, because induction uses way more energy than the battery inverter can handle. Jemma Green, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 This portable dual-fuel inverter generator from Pulsar offers similar features to Champion's model above, but at a lower price point. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 1 Apr. 2022 Also, an inverter borrowed from hybrid race cars converts the DC power to AC for the new motor. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inverter

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Inverter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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