Honda 's inverter technology takes the raw power produced by the generator and uses a special microprocessor to condition it through a multi-step process. First, the generator's alternator produces high voltage multiphase AC power. The AC power is then converted to DC. Finally the DC power is converted back to AC by the inverter. The inverter also smooths and cleans the power to make it high quality. A special microprocessor controls the entire process, as well as the speed of the engine.