An inverter is a device that converts the direct current (DC) stored in the battery bank to alternating current (AC), which is what most appliances use. While not necessary for customers who plan on running only DC devices, inverters are extremely useful for those who need to run AC devices as well.
For off-grid applications, inverters are connected directly to the battery and are available in modified and pure sine wave. At Renogy, we offer pure sine wave inverters for their ability to handle a variety of appliances and to produce a cleaner, more reliable connection. When determining which inverter is right for you, you will need to make sure that the voltage of your inverter matches the voltage of your battery bank.