There is no one-sized inverter for all industries. Each industry has its specific uses and requirements. So don’t expect the inverter that works for your rival company to be the right one for you.
Inverter manufacturers have inverters in multiple sizes for you to choose from. The following tips can help make a choice much easier in selecting the right-sized industrial power inverters for your industrial needs.
1. How much power do you require?
Don’t think of buying the biggest inverter market. It’s only a waste of money. You instead have to buy your inverter based on what it will be powering during a power outage. And the machinery you may most likely be running together.
In other words, you need to calculate your total wattage consumption. It means the total amount of power required to power all the necessary lightings, equipment, and machinery during a power outage.
2. Don’t forget to include power surge in your calculations
Don’t forget to include the ‘surge power’ while making your calculations. In case you aren’t sure about what’ surge power’ means, it’s the initial power load used for powering your devices and equipment.
Generally, it turns out to be double your equipment’s continuous power requirement.
As long as you calculate right, you just have to check the inverters to ensure they will compensate for your surge in power. It’s because most inverter manufacturers like Exeltech also print the surge rating on their units for your convenience.
3. How long can the inverter handle power surges?
Inverters should not only have the power to accommodate power surges, but you also need to find out how long they can handle surges. It’s because most inverters can sustain the additional power surge for only a few milliseconds or seconds.
After that, there is the risk of the increased power draw shutting down the inverter. To be on the safer side, always buy inverters that can sustain power surges the longest.
4. Type of capacitors used
Always check to learn about the capacitors used in industrial inverters before buying one. It’s because electro-mechanical stress can end up wearing out the capacitors. And this is, in turn, the most common reason for inverter failure.
Avoid buying inverters with electrolytic capacitors.
They have a limited lifespan and tend to quickly wear out. They are also temperature sensitive with electrolytes that tend to evaporate quicker at the higher temperatures of current.
It goes without saying that it’s better to fix a budget before buying your inverters. Sometimes you may get carried away by its different features. The more features the inverters offer, the higher their rates end up. You don’t want to end up investing in inverters that you cannot afford.
Don’t worry if you find it difficult to select the right inverters for your industrial unit. Most inverter manufacturers like Exeltech have their team of professionals always ready to guide you. They will help choose how big an inverter you need while ensuring it fits your budget.
Importance of regular maintenance
Besides, after spending so much on your inverter, it’s always better to have these professionals periodically maintain your inverter. There is the risk of overusing the inverter due to oversight or choice. Knowing your limitations and having the inverter serviced periodically can prevent potential overuse.
Similarly, the regular use of inverters can lead to ultrasonic vibrations. They in turn increase the inverters’ heat production through the friction-induced in inductive parts. The extra heat can lead to wear and tear of parts which in turn leads to inverter failure.
Your Exeltech technicians can avoid this unnecessary wear and tear by replacing the worn-out parts as required.