Reeve, John Formerly, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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A device for processing alternating-current (ac) or direct-current (dc) power to provide a different electrical waveform. The term converter denotes a mechanism for either processing ac power into dc power (rectifier) or deriving power with an ac waveform from dc (inverter). Some converters serve both functions, others only one. See also: Rectifier
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