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

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Recent Examples on the Web Here are some additional details from the product page: Premium 150w car power inverter with 2 USB ports and AC outlets. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Add a regular power outlet to any car with one $18 Amazon purchase," 27 Apr. 2021 The pure sine wave inverter can also provide up to 3,600 watts for peak bursts. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "Jackery bundle can keep the lights on," 1 Apr. 2021 As for power, the camper is equipped with a 100-Ah lithium battery, a 2,000-watt inverter and a 320-watt solar charging system. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "This Plush 24-Foot Camper Brings Luxury Living to Your Cross-Country Road Trip," 17 Mar. 2021 The powerful inverter and fast charging time put the Delta out in front for me. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "This power station is ready when the power goes out," 17 Feb. 2021 SolarEdge, on the other hand, offers power optimizers that connect to individual panels and centralized inverter systems that convert the DC current to AC. Trefis Team, Forbes, "Enphase Energy Stock: Buy The Dip?," 11 Mar. 2021 The solar inverter company lost over 18% of its value last week. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, "Tesla, Zillow, Peloton, GameStop: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today," 9 Mar. 2021 This car jump starter has a vibration-resistant absorbent glass mat battery, a 400-watt AC inverter with two plugs and enough cranking amps to start just about any light-to medium-duty vehicle with a dead battery out there. Cnet, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best portable jump starter for your car in 2021," 31 Jan. 2021 The inverter produces pure sine wave energy, which is clean power with less electrical noise. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "This power station is ready when the power goes out," 17 Feb. 2021

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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 15 May. 2021.

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