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DIY Low cost 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter (12V to 110V/220V) : 26 Steps (with Footage)

DIY Low cost 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter (12V to 110V/220V) : 26 Steps (with Footage)

2023-05-31 15:40:13

Introduction: DIY Low cost 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter (12V to 110V/220V)

Automotive batteries for powering you residence? Construct a low price 12V to 220V (DC-AC) Pure Sine Wave Inverter from scratch! The mission relies on the low price EGS002 SPWM driver board module. The DIY inverter board can deal with as much as 1kW (relying the transformer measurement). Round $30 was spent to construct this mission from domestically sourced elements.

Watch My Full YouTube Tutorial:

Options Of This Venture:

  • Transformer could be changed to work with 110V/220V/230V outputs
  • Has output voltage suggestions (fixed AC voltage output)
  • Undistorted pure sine wave output (with load)
  • Selectable Output Frequency (60Hz/ 50Hz)
  • Present Safety
  • Voltage Safety
  • Temperature Safety
  • Cooling Fan Output
  • LCD Display (V,I,Freq,Temp)
  • Modular Swappable Design

Key Factors:

  • Powerplants use turbines that generate a pure sinewave output. It is what you’ll discover from the grid. All our AC home equipment have been initially designed to run on this waveform.
  • A couple of years again sine wave inverters have been extraordinarily costly ($200-$1000).
  • Because of this sq. wave and modified sq. wave have been the widespread and reasonably priced choices.
  • Sq. wave inverters are much less environment friendly and may harm delicate home equipment.
  • Except for being low-cost and customary, sq. wave inverters creates that obnoxious buzzing noises in motors, transformers, totally on every little thing you plug to it.
  • Theoretically, sine wave inverters are extra environment friendly than sq. wave inverters relying on the implementation high quality.

Issues To Enhance:

  • Half 2 of the video will present tips on how to implement a single coil inductor for quick switching, changing the EI core design used on this mission. I will see if it yields the next effectivity than the EI core design from this tutorial.
  • Will replace this tutorial for a extra detailed bench check. I am presently constructing a DC & AC Wattmeter SD datalogger for monitoring the info for this mission and my future energy electronics mission.
  • Will implement SMT elements to make the board smaller
  • The following single coil inductor design is anticipated to yield a smaller type issue, conversion increased effectivity and decrease standby energy consumption. The one on this mission consumes 12W of energy with out load (a bit mehhh)
  • The present board on this board is restricted to a 20VDC enter because of the MOSFET driver gate drive supply being tied to the Vcc and the 7805 regulator’s enter voltage limitation. I’ll reconfigure the board and substitute the 7805 regulator with an XL7005A switching regulator and a few linear regulators for various rails for the inverter board to work with 80V energy sources (12V/24V/48V/72V).


Be further cautious with this mission because it produces a Excessive Voltage – Excessive Present output. The board was designed to cater a 1kW transformer. Attributable to unavailability, I used to be solely capable of purchase a surplus 500W 12V-220V UPS Transformer. So far as it goes I used to be solely capable of attain 400W with minimal sine wave distortion. Half 2 of the video tutorial will present the troubleshooting course of and connecting it to an even bigger transformer. Half 3 will present the method behind designing consumer particular inverter utilizing the EGS002 module and Half 4 on constructing a greater inverter with a 48V enter for my off-grid photo voltaic panel setup.



– EGS002 SPWM Inverter Driver Module

– IRF3205 or IRLB4132 MOSFETS (16x)

– 12V to 220V (500W/1000W) Transformer

– TO-220 Isolation Set (16x)

– TIP31C NPN Transistor

– 7805 Regulator

– 1N4007 Diode (8x)

– 10k Ohm NTC Thermistor

– 10k Ohm Multi-turn Trimmer

– 10 Ohm Resistor (4x)

– 2.2k Ohm Resistor

– 10k Ohm Resistor (4x)

– 100k Ohm Resistor (2x)

– 470nF 25v Capacitor

– 2.2uF +350v Capacitor

– 2.2uF 25v Capacitor

– 10uF 25v Capacitor

– 100uF 25v Capacitor

– Photopositive Presensitized PCB

– Creating Resolution (Sodium Hydroxide)

– Etchant (Ferric Chloride)

– Hacksaw

Step 2: Intro to the EGS002 Board

The EGS002 is a flexible $3 all-in-one answer for constructing Pure Sine Wave inverters. You may construct low energy to excessive energy inverter items out of it! Proper out of the field, It’s not an inverter simply but. You would need to construct a number of elements round it to make it right into a purposeful inverter unit.

Why It Is So Good?

First rate excessive energy industrial pure sine wave inverters are very costly! They vary from $120-$400. With the EGS002 you possibly can design all types of inverters with enter voltage, output voltage and energy rankings of your selection! For as little as $20, relying in your specs and the place you supply your elements.

What’s On The EGS002 Board?

  • EG8010 SOIC Microcontroller – The EGS002 makes use of an EG8010 an ASIC (Utility Particular Built-in Circuit) microcontroller chip designed to output SPWM logic alerts for driving H-Bridge inverters. The chip can also be geared up with I/Os particularly designed for closed loop voltage monitoring, cut-off present monitoring, temperature monitoring and fan drive output. Not like Arduino primarily based inverter mission, the chip is preprogrammed and is able to use.
  • Excessive Facet & Low Facet MOSFET/IGBT Driver – The board additionally comprises two IR2110S MOSFET drivers for driving an All N-Channel H-bridge MOSFET association for SPWM and polarity switching to the transformer or inductor. This chip ensures that the low aspect and the excessive aspect MOSFETs (particularly) are absolutely saturated. This forestall energy losses from on-resistance by supplying the gates with their correct gate voltages to make sure the have the least on-resistance with respect to its specs.
  • OP-AMP For Present Sensing – The board has a LM393 OP-AMP to amplify the voltage from the shunt resistor. The amplified voltage goes again to the EG8010’s analog enter because the chip makes use of it for overcurrent safety
  • LCD Prepared Show Output – The EG8010 microcontroller has already been pre-programmed to work with a proprietary LCD show. You may add a greenback to the $3 EGS002 unit to get the additional LCD display. This shows the output voltage, present, temperature and frequency mode.
  • Single LED Error Show – There’s one pink LED on the board that might blink for a selected variety of instances to show errors for troubleshooting.

Keep tuned for the following video and Instructable tutorial as I will not delve a lot into the reverse engineering and design technique of constructing consumer particular inverter board with the EGS002 on this tutorial.

Step 3: EGS002 & EG8010 Datasheet Particulars

EGS002 & EG8010 Datasheet DetailsEGS002 & EG8010 Datasheet Details

Will add a separate tutorial for the EGS002 particulars. Keep tuned!

Step 4: EGS002 Setup (60Hz & 50Hz Choice)

On the rear higher left aspect of the EGS002, there may be numerous solder pad jumpers for configuring particular board parameters. You may seek advice from the picture above for the desk of attainable settings. For newbie hobbyists who discover the datasheet directions complicated, here is a simplified instruction beneath

Jumper Setting Detailed Directions:

  • Set AC Frequency – Relying on which nation or continent you reside in, equipment AC frequency would fluctuate. For instance: Within the Philippines and America it’s 60Hz in India, China and Europe it’s 50Hz. Attempt to analysis in your nation’s equipment frequency earlier than setting this. By default it’s set to 50Hz.
    1. Set To 60Hz – Solder JP1 and desolder JP5.
    2. Set To 50 Hz – Solder JP5 and desolder JP1.
  • LCD Backlight – You probably have the EGS002 + LCD combo bundle, you possibly can disable the LED backlight of the LCD display if you wish to save further energy. You may also solder a change throughout JP9 if you wish to have the liberty to show it on and off anytime. That is set to on by default.
    1. Allow LCD Backlight – Solder JP9.
    2. Disable LCD Backlight – Desolder JP9.
  • Gentle Begin Mode – Gentle begin mode is a pleasant function to forestall a surge of energy draw when you join the DC energy supply to the inverter whereas a load is hooked up. With gentle begin mode, the voltage will slowly enhance to your set output voltage for 3 seconds (ex: 0V-220V in 3 seconds). This additionally prevents large sparks when connecting your inverter to your battery. In case you are planning to construct a UPS circuit, you’ll have to disable it.
    1. Allow 3s Gentle Begin – Solder JP2 collectively and desolder JP6.
    2. Disable Gentle Begin – Solder JP6 collectively and desolder JP2.
  • Deadtime – Deadtime is the time in seconds for the MOSFETs to show off earlier than switching phases. That is achieved to forestall cross-conduction (fast brief) throughout the half-bridge MOSFET (vertical MOSFET pair) throughout excessive velocity switching of he H-Bridge setup. 300ns appears tremendous for many setups, a slower deadtime of 1.5us should be used for top gate capacitance MOSFETs. I counsel to go away these jumpers by default.
    1. 300ns Deadtime – Desolder JP3 and JP4 then solder JP7 and JP8.
    2. 500ns Deadtime – Desolder JP4 and JP7 then solder JP3 and JP8.
    3. 1.0us Deadtime – Desolder JP3 and JP8 then solder JP4 and JP7.
    4. 1.5us Deadtime – Desolder JP7 and JP8 then solder JP3 and JP4

Step 5: Schematics


As mentioned on the video, the left block of schematic refers to what’s on the EGS002 board, and the one on the proper is the circuit that we must construct to be able to construct a totally purposeful inverter. I barely made changes for this one for the reason that datasheet pattern schematic would serve effectively for a 16 MOSFET configuration too.

My Tweaks From The Datasheet Pattern Schematic:

I binded the MOSFET Drain pins, 12v cooling fan and 12v pin of the EGS002 as my Vcc (enter energy supply). Take notice that the 12v pin of the EGS002 is what provides the IR2110S driver managed outputs in your MOSFETs gates. This implies the utmost enter voltage for the inverter is restricted to the max gate voltage of your MOSFET (sometimes 20v) and your 5V regulator’s max enter voltage (35v for 7805). I will put up a one other tutorial quickly for increased enter voltage inverter programs (24v/48v/72v). I additionally linked 4 MOSFETs in parallel for every of the 4 MOSFETs used within the H-Bridge setup, giving a complete of 16 MOSFETS. This was achieved to lower the on-resistance of the system to accommodate extra highly effective transformers (+1kw at 12v). You may select to go away some MOSFET slots clean for 4/8/12 MOSFET preparations. A 7805 regulator then again was linked to the 12V Vcc line to produce a continuing 5V to 5V pin of the EGS002 (used for the logic elements).

Step 6: PCB Design (Construct or Purchase)

You might select to manufacture your personal homebrew PCB or select to get it professionally achieved by a PCB fabrication service like PCBway.

Homebrew PCB:

For this mission, I made a decision to do a homebrew double sided PCB in order that the old-fashioned hobbyists can benefit from the tedious course of (LOL). As a substitute of toner switch, I used the Photosensitized PCB fabrication technique, much like what factories use. It’s inkjet pleasant in contrast to toner switch fabrication. In case you are new to photosensitized PCBs, you possibly can watch my different detailed video tutorial above. You may obtain the printable PDF information for the rendered PCB paintings down beneath. You should use it for all homebrew PCB, strategies.

Order My Uploaded PCB Design From PCBway:

You may choose to have your PCBs professionally achieved by a PCB fabrication service. It will prevent time from the lengthy homebrew PCB fabrication course of. The gerber information have additionally been included on my zip file. You may simply order the PCBs from PCBway with out going by way of the gerber add course of, simply click on the hyperlinks beneath. Let me know if the design has issues. I’ve solely examined it on my homebrew PCB.

  1. Important Inverter Board (
  2. Filter Breakout Board (

File Bundle: Schematic, PCB & Documentation Files Zip Download

Step 7: PCB Reducing

PCB CuttingPCB Cutting

Use your PCB printouts as a stencil and use a hacksaw to chop your PCB in line with the printout’s boarder.

Step 8: Picture Publicity

Peel your photosensitized PCB’s gentle protecting movie. When you aren’t utilizing transparency movie in your PCB format, you need to use some child oil to to make your paper printout translucent, this might enable the sunshine by way of the paper to cross by way of. I then uncovered it to my DIY UV Publicity field for 7 minutes for photo-developing. I made a tutorial for white LED Strip model of it. Be at liberty to observe the video beneath. When you’re utilizing LED strips or fluorescent tubes, it can take round 10-Quarter-hour of publicity time.

After the picture publicity course of, I submerged my picture uncovered PCB on my growing answer (supplied with photosensitized PCB packs). The chemical used is lye or sodium hydroxide combined with water. The road masks traces would finally seem.

Step 9: Etching

I grabbed my bottle of ferric chloride etchant and submerged the picture developed PCB on my DIY etching machine full of ferric chloride.

Here is A Tutorial For Constructing An Etching Machine:

This might prevent time from shaking your vat of etchant. It makes the etching course of much less tedious and lots quicker.

Step 10: Paint Removing

Paint Removal Paint Removal

Eradicating the remaining paint is essential. If left on the board, it could offer you a extremely onerous time in soldering afterward.

Step 11: Drilling

I used my mini drill and a 0.8mm bit for the elements. However, I used my cordless drill and a 3mm drill bit for the high-power vias, by way of holes and screw mounts.

Step 12: Soldering Makeshift By Holes

Soldering Makeshift Through HolesSoldering Makeshift Through Holes

One of many limitations of homebrew PCBs are the dearth of conductive by way of holes and vias. I designed the PCB to work with improvised by way of holes. Simply strip a Guage 12 strong wire and solder it to hyperlink the excessive present traces from both sides.

Step 13: Tinning Traces for Additional Energy

Tinning Lines for Extra Power

You may tin the traces with solder to cater extra present and to forestall copper oxidation sooner or later.

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Step 14: Solder Each Sides

As acknowledged from the earlier step, homebrew PCBs should not have by way of holes. Be sure you solder the part’s legs from each the highest and backside copper pads.

Step 15: Mark & Drill Heatsink Holes

Mark & Drill Heatsink HolesMark & Drill Heatsink Holes

Align your heatsink to the MOSFETs and use your marker. Use your drill and 3mm bit to drill holes on it.

Step 16: Add MOSFET Isolation

The MOSFETs I am utilizing is available in a TO-220 bundle. The metallic tab of the MOSFET is technically tied to its drain pin. Electrical isolation should be utilized to keep away from conduction between the opposite units of MOSFETs. I often go away the higher MOSFETs from the H-Bridge unisolated as they share a standard drain pin (Vcc).

  1. Add a some thermal paste
  2. Apply the isolation pad (mica/ fiberglass)
  3. Add thermal paste
  4. Add plastic bushing (screw isolation)
  5. Pressure screw your bolts to the heatsink

Step 17: Heatsink Ductape Insulation

Heatsink Ductape InsulationHeatsink Ductape Insulation

Homebrew PCBs additionally lack solder masks. Seize some ductape and insulate the underside a part of your heatsink to forestall it from shorting the copper traces from the highest layer of your PCB.

Step 18: Makeshift Shunt Resistor

A shunt resistor is used within the circuit for present sensing and overcurrent safety. As a substitute of utilizing these cumbersome excessive energy resistors, you need to use a strong wire of copper as a makeshift low-profile shunt resistor. I stripped a Guage 12 strong wire, lower it to 60mm, bent it then soldered it to the board.

Step 19: Add a Tank Capacitor to VCC

Add a Tank Capacitor to VCCAdd a Tank Capacitor to VCC

I added a 3,300uF 25V tank capacitor throughout the Floor and +12VDC energy enter to extend stability.

Step 20: Add the Temperature Sensor & Fan

A 10k Ohm NTC sensor should be linked to the pads on the board for temperature monitoring. I have never tried omitting the NTC, however in the event you plan to omit the temperature sensor resulting from unavailability, simply hook a 10k Ohm resistor throughout it. However, the inverter would nonetheless work with or with out the 12V cooling fan.

Step 21: Join the LCD Show

Connect the LCD Display Connect the LCD Display

Whenever you purchase the EGS002 + LCD combo, you get a 7 pin wafer connector. Simply join the LCD’s pins to the EGS002 LCD pin output accordingly. There are labels on each the LCD and EGS002 board on the place to attach it.

Step 22: Solder Enter & Transformer Wires

Solder Input & Transformer WiresSolder Input & Transformer Wires

Solder the transformer wires to the board and a few Guage 8-12 wires to the facility enter as effectively. You may add some XT60 or XT90 connectors for detachability.

Step 23: Join the Filter Circuit

A filter capacitor should be added to smoothen the tough and spikey SPWM output from the transformer. Primarily based on the datasheet, a easy 2.2uF +350v (non polarized) capacitor ought to work. I made a easy breakout board for it, having three screw terminals linked in parallels to it. A pair of wires goes to the transformer’s HV output, one other pair to the outlet and one other pair again to the suggestions enter of the primary inverter board.

Step 24: With Vs. With out Filter

With Vs. Without FilterWith Vs. Without Filter

Here is what the waveforms seem like with and with out the capacitor.

Step 25: Voltage Output Calibration

Earlier than utilizing the inverter with home equipment, you should definitely calibrate the output voltage. The assembled inverter mission, comes with output voltage suggestions regulation. This implies, the consumer can set a selected voltage output and the inverter will strive it is best to keep up that set output voltage, even when the voltage drops because the battery (energy supply) begins to empty. There is a restrict to this, in case your inverter can now not keep the set output voltage, the error LED will blink and the inverter would robotically shut down.

  1. Join a voltmeter to the filtered AC output
  2. Set your voltmeter to the AC vary
  3. Energy your inverter
  4. Flip the multiturn trimmer resistor till you attain your goal voltage (220V/230V)

Step 26: Load Testing

A 3S6P 18650 Lithium-ion battery pack was linked as the facility supply throughout the load testing. I selected li-ion for the check since every cell can dump 20A or present (120A in whole). So far as it goes, I used to be solely capable of attain round 400W from the output with a clear output waveform. The inverter shuts down by itself as I am going above.

Half 2 of the video will present the troubleshooting course of.

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