Archive for the ‘Inverter’ Category

Industrial Power Outages: Using Solar Panels With Inverters

If there is ever a time when we appreciate how much we depend on the electrical grid for industrial power, it’s during an electrical power outage. According to a 2017 report from Diesel Service & Supply — a longtime supplier of industrial power generators and related hardware — “The... [Read More]

Inverter Maintenance: Inverter Manufacturers vs. Third Parties

Compared to many types of complex electrical equipment, industrial power inverters are fairly easy to maintain. Remove a few screws and lift away the rigid equipment housing, and you have a relatively small piece of equipment you can place on a tabletop to perform the maintenance operation. However, while... [Read More]

Modular Inverters: A Scalable Solution for Small Business

If you run a small business that needs an inverter, and the expansion of your business will eventually require additional inverters, you have two options for scaling up: add new inverters independently, as the need arises; or scale up using modular inverters that are housed in a central chassis,... [Read More]

The Importance of NEBS Level 3 Certification

Some inverter manufacturers produce inverters for environments that don’t involve adverse operating conditions. At organizations large and small, you’ll find inverters in places such as electrical closets, along production lines, in data center workstations (where they connect to uninterruptible power supplies), and other areas that don’t put a significant... [Read More]

Maintaining Modular Inverters: Is IPA a Good Solvent?

Modular inverters are reminiscent to blade servers you slip into a large chassis that has multiple server slots. As with servers, one of the main benefits of deploying modular inverters on this model is they can be inserted in the chassis to scale up capacity. Instead of buying a... [Read More]

Tips for Assessing Inverter Reliability

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your trusty industrial power inverter was about to experience a failure, and correct the problem before the inverter crashed? Using the four industrial power inverter assessment strategies below can help you do exactly this. However, before you use any of these strategies... [Read More]

Evaluating Inverter Manufacturers

When we’re shopping for something, we often like to choose between multiple offers from different manufacturers, or at least multiple choices from a single manufacturer. However, when the choices number in the hundreds, the multitude of options can feel overwhelming. This often happens when organizations set out to evaluate... [Read More]

What’s The Difference Between Modular Inverters and Standard Inverters

There are plenty of offers for modular inverters on the internet, but some manufacturers don’t take time explain how modular inverters differ from standard inverters. This is usually because customers already know what modular inverters are, and have arrived at a manufacturer’s website looking for them. However, if this... [Read More]

What to Ask a Custom Inverter Manufacturer Before You Buy

You’ve looked almost everywhere — online and off — but you can’t seem to find the right inverter for your power needs. If you’ve been shopping for days or weeks, and you’re still at an impasse, you may be in the market for a custom inverter. If so, and... [Read More]

Pairing Inverters With Exhaust Fans

When wired to variable speed electric motors that can operate at different intervals and/or power levels, frequency inverters can save organizations lots of money. For instance, imagine running a giant fan at the top of an exhaust tower full blast, day and night, versus (a) shutting it off during... [Read More]