Posted by Cydrome Leader on June 22, 2010, 4:15 pm
I'm not sure on what exactly goes on inside them, but the idea is that you
can maintain a stable output frequency over a range of engine speeds.
with a normal genset, you must run the engine at a fixed speed, even if
there's no load which wastes fuel.
Also, an alternator running at higher speeds can be smaller than one
Posted by z on June 22, 2010, 4:24 pm
Here is the EU2000 diagram
with a paragraph at the bottom: Operating Principles describes what's going
on in there.
Posted by amdx on June 22, 2010, 5:16 pm
Ok that tells me what's going on.
I didn't pay attention at the time but the Yamaha schematic Jim linked to
not an inverter generator.
z, your Honda link is an inverter generator and does rectify AC to power an
Thanks for confirming my hunch,
Posted by Jim Wilkins on June 22, 2010, 6:08 pm
Look at the top of page 21, "...the inverter control unit..."
Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on June 22, 2010, 6:24 pm
On Tue, 22 Jun 2010 11:08:04 -0700 (PDT), Jim Wilkins
... or on the product page
"Inverter System with Pulse Width Modulation - Industry-leading system
produces higher-quality and cleaner electricity. Results in pure sine
wave as clean or cleaner than commercial power and can operate
products with built in microcomputers", or at its name, "Inverter