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, they’re mistakes you can easily avoid.
1. Improper Wire Size for Load
If you’re implementing an inverter that has more load capacity, and the equipment will carry a significantly higher load than the previous inverter, don’t use the connector wire from the old inverter to connect the new inverter to the electrical system. Instead, implement a new, heavier duty wire that can support the new load.
Connector wires that are too thin for the voltage they carry burn out prematurely and can even catch fire. Using the right connector wire impacts the performance and safety of industrial power inverters.
2. Ignoring Operating Conditions
The environment where an inverter operates can affect its performance significantly. For instance, an environment that has airborne contaminants could make an inverter malfunction by depositing residue on its parts.
If an inverter’s operating environment entails adverse conditions such as unusual temperatures, unusual acoustics, vibration, airborne contaminants, etc., the solution may be as simple as installing a NEBS Level 3 industrial power inverter.
3. Not Considering a Custom Model
It happens frequently: Organizations need an inverter that addresses their unique needs, and they can’t find anything that comes close. They could always keep on shopping and hope for the best, but ordering a custom inverter from Exeltech may be the fastest solution. If you go custom, you receive an inverter that’s made specifically for your requirements.
4. Not Reading Owner’s Manual
Inverters may perform the same basic function, but when it comes to installation, they can differ in terms of installation materials required, places where they can be be mounted, and whether they serve as “drop in” solutions or require the electrical system to be reconfigured.
Formal requirements such as these are typically covered in the owner’s manual. It may be a dry read, but studying the manual cover to cover is always a good idea. It equips you with information you need and lets you know when to contact the manufacturer about information not in the manual.
Need Industrial Power Inverters?
If so, Exeltech is great place to find what you need. We specialize in manufacturing industrial grade inverters and other electricity conduction equipment, offering important equipment certifications and the option to have custom equipment produced if stock equipment isn’t a good fit.
To learn more about our inverters and their specs, please call us today at 800-886-4683, or use the contact form on our website. We’re happy to answer questions!