Living in a remote location has pros like peace, no interruption, privacy, and just being away from people. However, there are also some cons associated with it-like the direct current for power.

In this case, you will need to invest in a power inverter to accommodate your power needs. These true sine wave inverters will convert your DC power into AC to power your devices safely.

However, like anything electronic, there is always the risk of the inverter having trouble after some time. In this case, depending on the damage, you will have to replace or repair it.

Why does the inverter not work?

The best way to decide on your troubleshooting techniques is by first knowing why your 2k watt power inverters are not working. Here are the most likely reasons for it not working:

1. Bad battery connections

Possibly, the connection between the battery and the inverter has grown loose or is faulty.

2. Blown fuse

There’s a high chance that the cause for the trouble is a blown fuse, mainly because you connect the inverter to a permanent terminal. And this leads to the oscillator suddenly going out of order.

3. Corrosion

With time, humidity and hydrogen release can lead to corroded battery terminals.

4. Bad power switch

You likely have a faulty power switch if your inverter doesn’t seem to power.

5. Battery needs charging

Sometimes, it’s not the inverter that’s at fault, and there’s always the possibility of the battery not having enough charge in the first place.

Four troubleshooting tips for the different inverter problems

a) Replace the power switch

If you doubt the power switch isn’t working, check by unplugging the 2k watt power inverter from the power source. And then plug it into another appliance and turn it on. You know you need to replace the power switch if it doesn’t turn on.

b) Tighten loose battery connections

If you have loose battery connections, just tightening it resolves the problem. However, at times the connector may not be the problem. There is a chance that the battery may have rusted or corroded.

In this case, you need to disconnect the battery and clean it using a mixture of baking soda and hot water. Then, dip a stiff toothbrush into the mix and scrub the terminal. You can wash and dry the connectors with a paper towel after removing the rust, reconnect them and then turn on the inverter again.

c) Repair or replace the battery

Prolonged use of the inverter can lead to a weak or discharged battery. In this case, depending on the battery type, you need to replace or repair it. For example, if you have a lead-acid-based battery that’s run out of acid, an acid replacement is generally more than enough.

d) Inverter diagnosis

You know that there’s something wrong with the inverter if the power switch and battery are working okay. In this case, you need to diagnose the inverter by getting the inverter’s diagram, opening the housing, and checking all contact points.

If they are intact, check other parts, starting with the voltmeter, and moving to other components. However, take extra safety precautions to ensure you are safe and out of danger by disconnecting everything.

Next, place orders for the faulty parts, preferably from the manufacturer, for better quality. Then once you receive the parts, remove the old parts and install the new ones. However, make sure you remember how you removed each piece and how it goes so that you can properly install the new part.

Once done, connect the inverter to your battery, and test it. Use a voltmeter to read the inverter output to determine if it’s working fine.

However, this may not seem easy or recommended for everyone and can get risky. In that case, it is better to call your Exeltech technician and have them send someone over to do repair your true sine wave inverters for you.