Category: Inverters

How to Use Your Vehicle to Save on Electricity

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If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know that I am all about finding ways to save electricity. In this day and age, many of the electronic devices that we use are battery-powered. Well, let me restate that, they use rechargeable batteries and I always recommend using rechargeable batteries whenever possible. They’re better for the environment because they can be recharged over and over which prevents consumers from filling up our landfills with disposable alkaline batteries. While I love rechargeable batteries, their chargers do use electricity to recharge them. Today I’m going to be giving you a…

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Did You Know That Power Inverters Leak Electricity?

In this post, I thought it might help some of you to know a little known fact about power inverters. I’ll try to keep it short today so I’ll get right to it. All power inverters draw power even when you don’t have anything plugged into them. I’ll bet you didn’t realize that, did you? If you don’t believe me, just open up the manual for your power inverter and in the specifications section you’ll find out how many amps are being consumed by your inverter when you think it is sleeping. Just having your power inverter connected to your…

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What Is A Power Inverter and How Is it Used?

If you’re just learning about alternative energy or maybe just toying with the idea of getting off the grid, you may not have heard about the nifty device called a power inverter. There are so many different components of an off the grid home and I find them all fascinating. Hopefully you do too! Today, I’ll be introducing you to inverters and explaining why you’ll need one. What Is an Inverter Anyway? Okay let’s get right to it. An inverter is a device that takes low voltage DC (direct current) electricity and converts it into higher voltage AC (alternating current)…

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