AC power industrial inverters are a sound investment for any industry. They provide the necessary electricity to power your equipment and devices during an outage.
They, in the process, restrict your losses and increase productivity by minimizing downtime in an outage. However, AC inverters work the best only if you invest wisely and avoid these mistakes while choosing one.
1. Select cheaper inverters with poor batteries
Unlike gen-sets, AC inverters depend on the stored energy in their batteries to provide backup energy. The inverter holds the alternating current of the grid power as a direct current in the batteries.
It means that the batteries charge by converting the AC to DC and storing the electricity to power your equipment in emergencies. The suitable batteries with optimal copper transformers and not cheaper aluminum ones assure minimal AC to DC conversion losses.
As copper is a good electricity conductor, inverters with these batteries cost more. But the increased cost is worth it considering its minimal conversion losses.
2. Insufficient power backup
Power outages are highly unpredictable. However, you need to invest in AC power industrial inverters that provide enough backup power, depending on the battery capacity.
The standard battery voltage for most inverters is 12 or 24 V.So there’s not much of a choice you can make here. However, you can conversely ensure you invest in the suitable inverter by knowing how many hours of backup power the battery provides in Ah. You can then buy your AC inverters accordingly.
12V inverters with a 100Ah battery generally provide a 2-hour backup, while a 180Ah battery provides a 4-hour backup. In short, it’s the bigger batteries that offer more backup power.
They are well worth the investment, although they are a more expensive choice and require more space than their smaller batteries.
While you can select yourself, you can always turn to Exeltech professionals for help in avoiding these two crucial mistakes. And in buying suitable AC inverters for your emergency power needs.