The purpose of an Inverter/Charger
Inverter Charger products have a double service. Firstly charge the batteries when power is available and provide 240 Volt AC output when there is no shore power, utility/grid power or generator running. Basically the exact same principle as a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).
Victron inverter chargers offer a diverse range of products suitable for industrial, mining, marine, caravan and RV applications. A testament to Victron's quality and reliability is the Victron 5 year product warranty.
With an Inverter/Charger, The inverter takes DC (Direct Current) power from a battery and converts it to an AC (Alternating Current) form that is the same as power from the grid. The Charger part is a battery charger that takes AC power while connected to the grid and converts it to DC power suitable for charging the battery bank. The Inverter Charger combines both functions into one device.
Inverter Charger products have design features suitable for fixed off-grid power applications and/or mobile applications such as vehicles, boats and caravans. Power output ranges from a few hundred watts up to 15,000 watts from individual products. Parallel and 3 phase configurations operate at 10's of thousands of watts.
Think of a situation where electricity from the grid or a generator is not available or limited in power. Think of boats, caravans, mobile homes, trucks, service vans, remote communication systems or off-grid houses. All too often shore power in the marina or on the camping ground is limited and gensets are a headache because of noise, premature failure or frequent maintenance. Victron inverters and inverter-chargers with their unique power-assist function solve these problems. Download "Achieving the Impossible" whitepaper.
Inside the Victron MultiPlus with Johannes Boonstra - Find out how Victron Inverter/Chargers work.
MultiPlus-II GX - inverter/charger with a GX inside. Available in either 24 or 48V with up to 5,000VA output.
- Modified Multiplus that is approved to feed power back into the grid
- An Inverter/Charger with device networking built-in
- Capable of parallel operation for increased power output