Industrial power inverters are really powerful, and at the same time, durable enough to withstand the high power needs of industrial machinery and equipment.

While many people know about the difference between residential, commercial and industrial inverters, not many know that there’s a difference between standard and modular inverters.

Modular inverters

Modular inverters are comprised of a system of individual, linked modules that can be easily added and replaced if one becomes faulty. This makes repairing, upgrading and replacing any of them so much easier without disrupting power supplies so there is no downtime for an industrial company. Besides, the standardized structure dimensions make it easier to swap modules as needed to reconfigure the entire inverter to fit into a given space.

There’s another benefit to modular inverters, which is that a stock modular inverter is cheaper than a customized one. It’s best if your company has special needs.

These are the reasons most people invest in modular inverters. They help increase their productivity because the parts can be replaced or repaired without switching off the device. With productivity being the prime focus in any company, a modular inverter is always a better choice.

Standard industrial power inverters

Standard industrial power inverters are standard in design. This means that you’ll have to spend more time and money customizing them. These inverters have fixed dimensions, so looking for one to fit into your designated space may be a little difficult.

There’s also the downtime factor when it comes to repairs and replacement of the inverter. The inverter will have to be shut down, the problem assessed and then repaired. It’s not possible to do all this with the inverter running.

In most cases, when it comes to upgrading, you’ll have to replace the existing inverter with the new one. So it’s an additional cost you’ll have to bear.

Looking at the pros and cons, modular inverters are a better and more cost effective choice than standard inverters if you expect to upgrade in a short span of time. It’s also a better option if you can’t afford too much downtime.