Archive for the ‘EXELTECH News’ Category

Can You Sell Surplus Industrial Power to the Electric Company?

Each month, your organization receives a utility bill from the electric company. Wouldn’t it be nice to receive a check instead? Hypothetically, that’s what can happen when you generate surplus electricity, and form a contract with the electric company to buy the power. The federal government requires utilities in... [Read More]

Should the Manufacturer or a Third Party Maintain Your Inverters?

Like other types of complex electrical equipment, power inverters require scheduled maintenance and occasional repairs. Unless the user’s in-house maintenance personnel perform the work, there are two basic service options: Have the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) do the job, or outsource maintenance and repairs to a third party. Below,... [Read More]

Choosing an Inverter Supplier: 4 Essential Characteristics

As Americans, we live in a consumerist economy, where the advice to “shop around” before we buy something is engrained in our psyche. But the key to making the right purchase involves more than exploring all the options; it requires knowing what you’re looking for, as you explore those... [Read More]

DC to AC Power: Why is AC Used Instead of DC?

Two types of electrical current can be used to power electrical equipment: Direct Current (DC), which is characterized by the unidirectional flow of an electrical charge; and Alternating Current (AC), which is characterized by an electrical charge that can reverse directions. In Thomas Edison’s day, the power grid delivered... [Read More]

Four Hidden Benefits of Rack Mount Inverter Accessories

Rack mount power inverters are similar to rack mount servers regarding how they’re typically positioned and the accessories needed to position them. The difference is that servers are usually mounted in a special cabinet made for that purpose, while power inverters may be mounted in numerous spaces in various... [Read More]

True Sine Wave Inverters 101

True sine wave inverters (a.k.a. sinusoidal inverters) change direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity to supply the latter to equipment that requires AC to operate efficiently. True sine wave inverters are complex pieces of equipment that address equally complex electricity issues. If this is your first... [Read More]

The Importance of RoHS 1 Certification When Buying a Frequency Inverter

In 2003, the European Union (EU) adopted the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS 1) to “restrict the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment” (Wikipedia). The directive became effective in 2006 and always refers to EU standards for restriction... [Read More]

Four Ways That Inverter Manufacturers Differ From Each Other

Because inverter manufacturers make the same type of equipment, it can often seem as if there isn’t much difference between one manufacturer and another. However, if you look a bit closer, you will find that inverter manufacturers indeed possess some significant differences. With this in mind, below are four... [Read More]

Four Steps for Receiving TUV – TL9000 Certification

TUV – TL9000 is a certification standard that was created by TÜV Rheinland, a Germany-based international service provision group that now has offices in North America and over 60 other countries. In 1998, QuEST Forum created the TL 9000 Quality Management System (QMS) that establishes supply chain quality requirements... [Read More]

Inverter Manufacturers: How is One Manufacturer Distinguished From Another?

If your company is in the market for a new inverter, comparing inverter manufacturers using the following criteria is one of the best ways to make the right purchase: a manufacturer’s area of specialization, the product certifications its inverters possess, its manufacturing capabilities, and its quality of customer service.... [Read More]