FAQ

What is a bank of batteries? No, it’s not some kind of financial battery establishment. A battery bank is the result of joining two or more batteries together for a single application. What does this accomplish? Well, by connecting batteries, you can increase the voltage, amperage, or both. Finally an illustrated description of what it means […]

More than a million homes have already gone solar and many more homeowners are considering how to install solar panels. If you’re in the market for solar, you probably want to know what actually happens during a solar panel installation. There are five big steps that need to happen after you sign your solar contract […]

Prostar Solar is gaining momentum around the world as more and more countries have begun transitioning to solar as a primal energy source. As the cost of solar energy has plummeted in recent years alongside major improvements in technical efficiencies and manufacturing quality, many homeowners are starting to look at solar as a viable alternative […]

Pure Sine Wave Inverter

Do I need Modified Sine Wave or Pure Sine Wave Inverter? Advantages of Pure Sine Wave inverters over modified sine wave inverters: a) Output voltage wave form is pure sine wave with very low harmonic distortion and clean power like utility-supplied electricity. b) Inductive loads like microwave ovens and motors run faster, quieter and cooler. […]

inverter

What size inverter should I buy? We carry many different sizes, and several brands of power inverters. See our Inverters Products for specifications on each of Prostar Inverter models. Short Answer: The size you choose depends on the watts (or amps) of what you want to run (find the power consumption by referring to the specification plate […]

What is a power inverter for?

September 20, 2018 FAQ
power inverter

What is a power inverter for? A power inverter, or inverter, is an electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The input voltage, output voltage and frequency, and overall power handling depend on the design of the specific device or circuitry. In basic terms, a power inverter is a piece of equipment that […]

What is an MC4 connector (male connector & female connector) and an MC4 extension cable (8ft, 15ft, 30ft, 50ft, 100ft)? If you’re asking this question, you’ve probably noticed that most modern high power solar modules are manufactured with wire leads that have MC4 connectors on the ends. Years ago, solar modules were built with a […]

Grid-tied, on-grid, utility-interactive, grid intertie and grid backfeeding are all terms used to describe the same concept – a solar system that is connected to the utility power grid. Read more about Grid-tied electrical system Advantages of Grid-Tied Systems 1. Save more money with net metering A grid-connection will allow you to save more money with […]

A grid-tied electrical system, also called tied to grid or grid tie system, is a semi-autonomous electrical generation or grid energy storage system which links to the mains to feed excess capacity back to the local mains electrical grid. When insufficient electricity is available, electricity drawn from the mains grid can make up the shortfall. […]