An inverter converts DC to AC power, but doesn't it produce a square wave rather than the sine wave characteristic of regular AC? Is this harmful to c



Most of them do produce a modified sine wave (square wave)which is good for most things you would need on the road. They do make true sine wave inverters that are better and more expensive.Some things that may have problems with a modified sqare wave inverter are oxygen concentrators, fax machines, laser printers, high voltage cordless tool chargers, equipment with variable speed motors, electric shavers, and garage door opener.

Comments Thanks; very helpful.

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by OneUp on August 21st, 2008