DC power versus AC power

Kuhtz, Christian christian.kuhtz at BellSouth.com
Sun Dec 29 20:10:22 UTC 2002

> Switched power supplies really don't care about the quality of the 
> sine  waves that feeds them, as long as they have energy to put into
> the "tank". On the other hand, video monitors like sine waves, and 
> they may not get along with DC inverters/rectifiers (or even portable
> AC no-breaks, which usually generates AC from DC).

Sure.  And not to get into a contest here, but it all depends on how bad the
approximation is and what gear it is we're talking about.  

It's just something to consider and research, and include in the decision.
Clean power plants (and that's got nothing to do with green ;) is always a
good thing.  Doesn't have to be perfect, just close enough for <insert
operational criteria here>. 


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