As you know we are living in the modern era where electricity is one of the major necessities. Almost our day-to-day activities are not completed without electricity. Like, cellphones, air conditioners, washing machines, freezers,s and other machinery running in any organization and companies need electricity. Our daily routine life gets stuck if the main power supply gets down or off. After that, we are not able to operate any kind of electronic device. In order to run these electronic devices when the electricity supply cuts off, there are two devices designed such as UPS and Inverter. Further, below in the table, you can find the complete difference between them.
Difference between UPS and Inverter
|A UPS or Uninterrupted Power Supply is a device that is used to provide power supply when the main supply fails or is off.||On the other hand, an Inverter is an electrical device that is used to convert direct current DC to alternating current AC.|
|Battery, Inverter, Rectifier, and controller are major components of the UPS||Whereas the major components of the inverter are the inverter circuit and battery.|
|The main function of UPS is to convert direct current into alternating current and convert alternating current into direct current.||Whereas the main function of the inverter is to convert direct current into alternative current.|
|There are 3 types of UPS as
||There are two types of inverters
|UPS supply short-duration power as compared to the inverter it has less backup time as compared to the inverter.||Whereas the backup time of the inverter is long and greater as compared to UPS, hence it supplies power for a long duration depending on its capacity also.|
|UPS provides fast switching time as it takes only 02 to 05 milliseconds||On the other hand, the inverter has a slow switching time as compared to UPS such as it takes 200 to 500 milliseconds|
|UPS consists of AVR Automatic Voltage Regulator whose main function is to provide constant output Voltage||Inverter does not provide constant output voltage because it is not equipped with any AVR.|
|UPS has a complex circuit as compared to an inverter||Whereas the inverter has a simple circuit|
|UPS are almost maintenance free they don’t need any maintenance||On the other hand, inverter requires maintenance due to heavy wiring and more requirement of distilled water|
|UPS is used for domestic and industrial uses||Whereas inverters are only used for domestic uses.|
What is UPS?
As you know we are living in the 21st digital century in which almost everything is operating on electricity. Without electricity, we are almost dead. Almost every device like mobile phones, computers, washing machines, air conditioners, fridges, and other so many electronic devices operates due to electricity. UPS is one of the best power backup sully in case of main power sully failure.
The main function of UPS is to provide power backup in order to operate different electronic devices in the absence of main power failure. It takes only 02 to 05 milliseconds for switching while the inverter takes 200 to 500 milliseconds for switching. UPS has also a complex circuit. It is mostly used for domestic and industrial uses.
There are three types of UPS
- Online UPS
- Offline UPS
- Standby or interruptive UPS
What is Inverter?
An Inverter is an electrical device that is used to convert direct current DC to alternating current AC. The major purpose of the inverter is to provide a power supply. It also converts low-frequency power to high-frequency power because it also provides induction heating. The inverter is not able to store any power energy. But, in order to store power energy a battery is used and the battery store the power energy in the form of direct current and later on convert it into AC. After that this alternative current supply to home appliances with the help of an inverter.
There are two types of inverter in the market such as
- Standalone Inverter
- Grid Tie Inverter.
Basically, both two devices like UPS and Inverter are used for the same purpose. But there is a huge difference between them. The main function of UPS is to convert AC to DC and DC to AC at the same time. Whereas the inverter only converts the DC to AC. UPS provides a short-duration supply as compared to the inverter. The switching time of UPS is short taking only 02 to 05 milliseconds as compared to inverters. UPS and Inverters are the major devices that are used to provide backup supplies to different electrical supplies.