Most people buy inverters with the expectation of using them for several years. Consequently, inverter manufacturers and their products should be carefully evaluated before a purchase is made. There are several strategies for evaluating inverter manufacturers and their products. Below, these strategies are organized in terms of how to evaluate an inverter manufacturer, and how to evaluate an inverter. For further assistance, contact the specialists at Exeltech today.
Evaluating an Inverter Manufacturer
First, see how long the company has been in business. Ideally, you should choose from among inverter manufacturers that have been in business for at least three years, as these manufacturers have a better chance of staying in business than manufacturers that recently opened their doors. You want the manufacturer you buy from to stay in business so it can provide technical support if you need it.
Second, check the company’s record at the Better Business Bureau (BBB). In addition to checking the letter rating, be sure to see if the company has unresolved customer complaints. If it does, choose a different company. You want to buy from a manufacturer that always places the needs of customers first.
Third, ask for several references to customers that purchased the same equipment you are considering purchasing. Do the references give a uniformly good report, or are the reports mixed? If customers are largely satisfied with their user experience, you can feel comfortable about purchasing the equipment.
Evaluating an Inverter
First, determine the load the inverter will serve, then use the information to select an inverter that has the load capacity you need. An inverter that isn’t rated to handle the load it will serve will be place under undue stress, and will likely wear out prematurely. Using an inverter whose load rating is too low can also create fire hazards.
Second, determine whether you need a true sine wave inverter or can use a modified sine wave inverter. The former delivers the type of electricity that comes from a utility line, while the second delivers a modified, non-sinusoidal version of a true sine wave. In most cases, investing in a true sine wave inverter is the best option.
Third, determine whether you need an inverter that has special certifications. For example, if you will use the device in an environment that has airborne contaminants, unusual temperatures, or other adverse conditions, you probably need an inverter that has a Level 3 Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) certificate. The specialists at Exeltech will help you determine whether you need an inverter that has special certifications.
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If you are looking for high-grade inverter from an industry-leading manufacturer of electricity conduction equipment, Exeltech is the place to shop. We have over 14 years of experience manufacturing highly certified inverters that can be stationed in almost any environment and used in practically any geographical area. If you need assistance selecting an inverter, give us a call today at (800) 886-4683, or use our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!