Most companies and organizations that need power inverters can find readymade products that meet their electricity conduction needs. However, it also quite common for end users to require custom power inverters that address a unique set of electricity conduction requirements. If you think that your company or organization may be in the market for a custom inverter, below are four customization options that you may need to consider in order to acquire the right hardware.
1. Equipment Housing
The equipment housing of an inverter isn’t a part of its electrical operation, but it can play a crucial role in preserving the functionality of the equipment — so much so that equipment housing is sometimes the only custom characteristic of a custom power inverter. Considering equipment housing is especially important if the inverter is in an environment where it could be exposed to heavy knocks and bumps on a regular basis, such as a hard hat area in a factory.
2. Component Materials
The materials from which an inverter’s components are created is important consideration regarding whether they are resistant to potentially corrosive substances in the operating environment, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and solvent-based hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Having electrical contacts made from stainless steel instead of a less corrosion-resistant alloy, for example, could be a factor for preserving an inverter’s lifespan.
3. Load Size Rating
Because load size varies so considerably from one operating environment to another, it is one of the main considerations for assessing whether a custom inverter is needed. If an inverter isn’t designed to handle the load, the equipment prematurely failing during service is often the result. The inverter you choose should be rated to handle the specific load size it will encounter. To be on the safe side, some users order a product that is capable of slightly exceeding the load size.
4. Operating Conditions
Unique conditions in the operating environment are one of the primary determinants of whether custom power inverters would be a better option than conventional equipment. Common examples of unique operating conditions that signal the need for a custom product include: unusual temperatures, unusual acoustics, high moisture, and the presence of airborne contaminants. If unusual conditions that could impact the operation of the inverter are present, be sure that the product you order is designed to operate efficiently in relation to each condition.
Contact Exeltech Today
Does your company or organization need custom power inverters? If you aren’t sure, the inverter specialists at Exeltech will help you make the determination. In addition to supplying readymade equipment that conforms to a wide array of electricity conduction needs, we create custom hardware that meets unique electricity conduction requirements of particular customers. For help choosing the right product, call us today at (800) 886-4683, or fill out our contact form.