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Difference between pure sine wave and modified sine wave.:Output voltage wave form is pure sine wave with very low harmonic distortion and clean power etc.

Difference between pure sine wave and modified sine wave.

  • Xindun
  • November 22, 2021

Difference between pure sine wave and modified sine wave:


1)Output voltage wave form is pure sine wave with very low harmonic distortion and clean power like utility-supplied electricity.

2)Inductive loads like microwave ovens and motors run faster, quieter and cooler.

3)Use pure sine wave to reduce audible and electrical noise in fans, fluorescent lights, audio amplifiers, audible and electrical noise in fans, fluorescent lights, audio amplifiers,

TV, Game consoles, Fax, and answering machines.

4)Prevents crashes in computers, weird print out, and glitches and noise in monitors.

5)Reliably powers the following devices that will normally not work with modified sine wave inverters:

a.Laser printers, photocopiers, magneto-optical hard drives

b.Certain laptop computers (you should check with your manufacturer)

c.Some fluorescent lights with electronic ballasts

d.Power tools employing "solid state" power or variable speed control

e.Some battery chargers for cordless tools

f.Some new furnaces and pellet stoves with microprocessor control

g.Digital clocks with radios

h.Sewing machines with speed/microprocessor control

i.Medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators


Difference between pure sine wave and modified sine wave


We carry a full line of Pure Sine Wave and Modified Sine Wave Power Inverters here at www.xindun-power.com.

Modified Sine Wave works well for most uses, and is the most common type of inverter on the market, as well as the most economical. Pure Sine Wave inverters (also called True Sine Wave) are more suited for sensitive electrical or electronic items such as laptop computers, stereos, laser printers, certain specialized applications such as medical equipment, a pellet stove with an internal computer, digital clocks, bread makers with multi-stage timers, and variable speed or rechargeable tools


We often are asked if computers will work with Modified Sine Wave. It\'s been our experience that most (with the exception of some laptops) will work (though some monitors will have interference such as lines or a hum). However, if you have any doubt about any appliance, tool or device, particularly laptop computers and medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, we recommend that you check with its manufacturer to be sure it is compatible with a Modified Sine Wave inverter. If it is not, choose one of our Pure Sine Inverters instead.

The difference between them is the Pure Sine Wave inverter produces a better and cleaner current.