PV Powered model PVP4600 inverter

Description (Brief):

An inverter is a critical component in a rooftop solar installation, converting direct current electricity to alternating current electricity. Solar electric panels produce low voltage, direct current, the same type of current produced by a battery. With few exceptions the electrical system—and most household appliances—operate on higher-voltage alternating current produced by traditional power plants. This inverter panel also monitors and controls the flow of electricity. For safety, the system will automatically disconnect from the power lines if crews need to make repairs.

Date Made: ca 2015

Location: Currently not on view (cover)Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity

Exhibition:

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Credit Line: from Edison International, thru Adam Umanoff

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0342.03Accession Number: 2016.0342Catalog Number: 2016.0342.03

Object Name: electrical inverter

Measurements: overall: 35 in x 17 1/2 in x 7 in; 88.9 cm x 44.45 cm x 17.78 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a808-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1820895

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