You know that you should use distilled water for your industrial power inverters. However, have you ever wondered why inverter manufacturers maintain that you should use only distilled water? And that you should not use mineral or tap water?
Well, there’s a reason for it, and the answer’s here.
It is mainly because the water you get from your faucets, wells, and other natural resources are not pure. They contain dissolved minerals, impurities, and salts, which may end up filling up the battery plates’ pores.
In turn, it forms a layer, which affects the normal electrochemical reactions that occur in the battery while generating power. It also reduces your battery’s life.
There’s no point in using filtered water because the filter only removes any suspended matter. It does not remove the dissolved minerals and non-ionic compounds.
While advanced filters may remove most ionic and non-ionic compounds, the process leaves behind smaller molecules.
On the contrary, distilled water doesn’t contain any harmful dissolved salts, minerals, inorganic or organic compounds. That’s why your inverter manufacturer’s advice using only distilled water in inverter batteries.
Why hasn’t the low battery alarm stop even after topping up with distilled water?
Sometimes you may notice that even topping up the battery with distilled water may not stop its low battery alarm. Even in a situation where the industrial power inverter runs at normal load.
It may most probably because the battery needs to be changed. It is because most inverter batteries do not last for too long. While some brands may offer longer-lasting batteries, there still is a time when you have to replace the battery for the inverter to function correctly.
Importance of periodical inverter maintenance
In addition to maintaining the inverter batteries, inverter manufacturers also suggest periodical inverter maintenance. The inverters go through lots of wear and tear, especially if there are regular power cuts.
The damage inflicted is even more if the inverter powers too much equipment, sometimes exceeding its load. In this case, it is better to disconnect some of the equipment that is unnecessary or can afford to keep switched off for some time.
You will be able to prolong your inverter’s life if you closely monitor how long and how you use it.
Choosing the right sized inverter helps prolong your inverter life
It is always better to buy your industrial power inverters based on your requirements. This means you need to know how much power it has to generate and what it will be powering before you set out to buy one.
You will have to some research in this regard, mainly if you depend on the inverter to powerful quite a few large pieces of machinery. Your inverter should be able to power, not just your equipment but also be powerful enough to compensate for the power surge.
Now you may wonder what a power surge is.
Well, all electrical equipment will need some extra ‘starting’ energy when first powered by your inverter during a power outage. It is only temporary, but the surge amount must be considered while selecting the right-sized unit for your industry.
The wrong sized industrial power inverters will not serve your purpose of providing continuous power during a power outage to ensure your optimal productivity.
If you are not sure about your power requirements, you can always turn to your inverter manufacturers for help. Just like they provide valuable advice about using distilled water for your battery, they will also calculate and find out your power requirements.
You can then accordingly invest in the right inverters for your optimal and continual powering needs.