Many homes and offices have an inverter to ensure that important appliances have a continuous power supply throughout the day. You never know when an outage may occur and these modular inverters are just right to provide backup power.
The problem, however, is that industrial power inverters are machines and like any other machine, may encounter problems. Instead of not being able to use your lights and appliances, it’s better if you can recognize common and minor inverter problems so that you can resolve the problems yourself.
The inverter does not turn on
This is the most common problem caused by a few probable, easily rectified situations. Examples are a tripped inverter, disconnected battery, loose or reversed battery terminals, or a weak battery.
It is better to get industrial power inverters repaired at a service center if it is a defective power switch. In the case of a tripped inverter, pressing its trip reset button rectifies the problem.
Faulty batteries should be replaced while weak batteries just need to be charged for a few hours. If it is loose battery terminals, it’s best to first check them for corrosion. Give them a good cleaning if corroded before firmly clamping them back on. Old ones are best replaced.
The battery does not charge
This is another common problem with industrial power inverters. It may be because of a dead battery, which may need to be replaced. You should seek professional help from servicemen if melted fuses, loose battery connections or burnt rectifiers are the reasons for the battery not charging.
Make sure you also check the terminals for corrosion to inform the professionals about it. They can then save time by bringing the appropriate tools to repair your industrial power inverters.