Your new 2500W INVERTER is a member of the most advanced line of dc
to ac inverters available today.
It will give you years of dependable service in your boat, RV, service
vehicle or remote home.
To get the most out of your 2500W INVERTER it
must be installed and used properly. Please read the installation
and operating instructions in this manual carefully before installing
and using your 2500W INVERTER. Pay special attention to the CAUTION
and WARNING statements in this manual and on the 2500W INVERTER.
CAUTION statements identify conditions or practices which could
result in damage to your 2500W INVERTER or to other equipment. WARNING
statements identify conditions or practices that could result in
personal injury or loss of life.
2 How Your 2500W INVERTER Works
An inverter is an electronic device that converts low voltage
DC (direct current) electricity from a battery or other power source
to standard 115 (or 225) volt AC (alternating current) household
power. In designing the 2500W INVERTER, Genius has used power conversion
technology previously employed in computer power supplies to give
you an inverter that is smaller, lighter, and easier to use than
inverters based on older technology.
2.1 Principle of Operation
The 2500W INVERTER converts power in two stages. The first stage
is a DC-to-DC
converter which raises the low voltage DC at the inverter input
to 145(or 290) volts DC
The second stage is the actual inverter stage. It converts high
voltage DC into 115
(or 225) volts, 60 (or 50) Hz AC.
The DC-to-DC converter stage uses modern
high frequency power conversion techniques that eliminate the bulky
transformers found in inverters based on older technology. The inverter
stage uses advanced power MOSFET transistors in a full bridge configuration.
This gives you excellent overload capability and the ability to
operate tough reactive loads like lamp ballasts and induction motors.
Figure 1. 2500w Inverter - Principle of Operation