No matter how much you may think you know about industrial power inverters, there are always a few doubts creeping into the minds of potential buyers.
This is mainly because there are so many types and brands to select from. Asking these two questions will help to significantly reduce your confusion, and narrows down your options in buying modular inverters.
1. Is it better to buy cheap inverters?
The choice boils down to not the actual cost, but to the number and types of appliances, you will be using it to power. For example, electrically sensitive laser-printers need a more expensive pure sine wave inverter than the cheaper modified sine wave inverters.
This is because the cheaper inverters don’t have any overload and control features that exist in the more expensive versions. You will need these features to tackle system overloads, which do not exist in cheaper inverters and end up damaging batteries and inverters.
2. Is a battery bank necessary with the inverter?
This once again depends on how you plan to use the industrial power inverters. For example, if you are thinking of buying modular inverters just to reduce your utility bills, and are not interested in using it to power your appliances and lights during a power outage, you don’t need to invest in a battery bank.
In this case, it’s enough to buy a cheaper, grid-tie inverter that lets you use higher voltage solar power. This leads to reduced solar array wire size and installation costs.
However, if you will be using modular inverters to power delicate devices like computers and audio/video equipment, it’s better to invest in pure sine wave inverters powered by a 24 or 48-volt DC battery bank.
Exeltech representatives will always be ready to answer all your questions, and clear any doubts and confusion you may have about buying industrial power inverters.