What about your saucepans
Ten years in the life of a British woman
living in the Dominican Republic

What does 'Inverter' mean?

Find out what Inverter means. Inverter is explained by Lindsay de Feliz - author of What about your saucepans


Electricity is a big problem in the DR in that there isn’t much of it. There are four different types of circuit depending on where you live – starting at A circuits which provide electricity 24 hours a day, down to a D circuit which provides 10 to 12 hours a day. B and C are somewhere in the middle. However, even if you are on an A circuit, the electricity will still go off periodically, and most people have an inverter which is linked to a number of batteries. When there is electricity it charges the batteries and when it goes off the batteries provide the power throughout the house.

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"...Invertertricity was a joke. It was off more than it was on, and was not strong enough to run my lovely double door fridge, so the fridge had to go and be replaced with a tiny one. To solve the electricity problem, Danilo had installed an Inverter, a white box ..."

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