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Common Mistakes When Installing Inverters

Industrial power inverters have a straightforward purpose, but there are several mistakes users can make when installing the equipment. Below, we take a look at four of the most common of these mistakes. As you’ll see, by simply taking your time with the installation process and using common sense,... [Read More]

4 Simple Ways to Tell Inverter Manufacturers Apart

There are hundreds of inverter manufacturers in the U.S. alone, and they all manufacture power inverters. Is there a difference between the companies, or do they simply saturate the inverter market and try to mop up as many sales as possible? As it turns out, there are quite a... [Read More]

4 Reasons for Imperfect Part Fitment With Modular Inverters

The phrase “perfect parts fitment” refers to equipment whose parts are in precisely the correct position, right down to the smallest unit of part fitment measurement. When you order modular inverters from Exeltech, every component of the equipment is positioned as it should be. But how do you make... [Read More]

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]