I am doing a project on a generator. Instead of using an alternator I am using a dynamo. I then amplify the voltage produced using a DC to DC voltage booster. However, can I get a higher AC voltage by connecting it directly to a DC to AC inverter? I am still green in this topic, I hope you guys could explain it clearly and perhaps you could give some helpful resources.
The short answer is yes a DC to DC booster can be connected to DC - AC power inverter. But the key is to define the electrical parameters for your project, and then research for components at will meet you design specification.
For starters there are wide ranged of DC to AC power inverter in the market. Below are two such power inverter example with different VDC inputs and VAC outputs.
- 12VDC to 110VAC power inverter used in North America automotive aftermarket
- 415-600 VDC to 480 VAC power inverter used in renewable energy industry
12VDC to 110VAC Power Inverter
415-600 VDC to 480 VAC power inverter
Depending on your end goal the generator will have to boost the DC voltage to match the power inverter requirements. Other factors to consider wattage of the power inverter, and efficiency to name a few.
I hope this will get you started.