Ok. So you have bought your modular inverters, and you now wonder how you should join them for your equipment. The most important decisions you have to make first are to decide where you want to place it.
Ok, you look around, and you decide on someplace in your house. You then link the power box to the inverter with a cable and next start the engine. While it looks as simple as that, it isn’t.
You still need to call in an inverter expert from someone like Exeltech. You need them to run some wires in your home, and prevent the following mistakes, which can shorten the inverter’s lifespan.
1. Not hiring an expert for the installation
While there’s nothing wrong with installing modular inverters, most of the time, it only leads to too many installation mistakes. You will be installing the inverter for the first time. You end up spending more time, and perhaps the wrong wires which only complicates things.
On the contrary, experts do this every day. They know the right wires, equipment, and tools to use to connect inverters. There is no fear of their making any mistakes while connecting your inverters!
2. Improper ventilation
Did you know that ventilation is essential while installing industrial power inverters? Yes, it’s because modular inverters and industrial power inverters tend to get hot while working.
In fact, the longer they work, the hotter the inverter gets. You will notice that the new inverters have a smart cooling fan. The manufacturers have designed the fans to start working only once the temperature gets too high.
However, in addition to this, you must select the right spot for installing your inverter. It should be placed somewhere adequately ventilated so that the inverter doesn’t get too hot with time.
3. Forgetting to recharge batteries on time
Many people make the big mistake of waiting for their battery power to reach less than a quarter before recharging it. It’s a huge mistake to make because you only end up reducing its lifespan.
The best and only way to avoid this is by monitoring your modular inverter’s battery level. Most inverter manufacturers make this easy for you by displaying the battery level on the inverters’ LCD or LED screens.
4. Overloading the inverter
Most modern modular inverters are indeed protected from overloading. They have an automatic shutdown feature where they shut down when it’s overloaded. However, it’s always better not to take any chances. In short, why overload it and take the risk in the first place?
You will be using the inverter for some time, and so it’s better to buy an inverter that will be able to carry the load of all your appliances. So you need to buy an inverter that with a power capacity that exceeds your appliances’ total power needs.
5. Connecting unnecessary appliances
The way you use your inverter determines its life and longevity. So the more and longer you use it, the shorter is its lifespan. This is why it’s better to limit its usage as much as possible.
You do this by using it to power only the necessary appliances when there’s a power outage. You don’t use it to provide for the entire house’s power requirements. Remember, inverters are meant to be an emergency standby backup power source during power outages.
If you need to power all your tools and appliances, then it’s essential to calculate your home’s total power consumption. You can then accordingly invest in one or two industrial power inverters, which will be able to provide for your home’s entire power needs without any problems.
Now you know about the mistakes you can commit if you attempt to connect modular inverters on your own. The best way to prevent them is to leave it to the experts!