One of the helpful things about shopping for an inverter can also be a hindrance: There is no shortage of inverter manufacturers to choose from — and not all of them offer the same types of equipment. If your organization is in the market for a new inverter, answering the following four questions will help you evaluate inverter manufacturers, and choose the right one for your needs.

1. What grade of equipment does the manufacturer provide?

Inverter manufacturers generally specialize in one of three grades of equipment: industrial-grade, commercial-grade, and residential grade. Narrow your list of choices to manufacturers that provide the grade of equipment the operating environment requires. Investing in an insufficient grade of equipment can shorten your inverter’s lifespan.

2. Does the manufacturer offer product certifications you need?

Product certifications can have a major impact on how an inverter performs. They can also be necessary for operating an inverter legally, according to federal, state, and/or municipal laws. If you need assistance determining whether your inverter requires specific certifications, please contact Exeltech. We provide pre-sale support to help you select the right equipment.

3. If necessary, can the manufacturer create a custom inverter?

It’s generally a good idea to narrow your list to inverter manufacturers that offer both stock and custom equipment. You may not need a custom inverter. However, if you do, you won’t need to spend additional time searching for inverter manufacturers that create custom models. Manufacturers of stock and custom models typically offer the widest range of inverter options.

4. Is your organization part of the manufacturer’s customer base?

Industrial-grade inverters are designed for types of users, such as military organizations, organizations that operate in marine environments, and high-capacity manufacturers. Choose a manufacturer that caters to your type of organization. You can often make the determination by visiting the “home”, “about us”, and “FAQ” pages on a manufacturer’s business website.

About Exeltech

For over 25 years, Exeltech has specialized in supplying industrial power inverters, power converters, and accessories. Whether you need a stock inverter, a custom inverter, or a stock or custom inverter that requires TUV – TL9000, RoHS, or NEBS certification, we are one of your best options among manufacturers of industrial-grade power inverters.

For questions about our equipment, or to place an order, please call us today at 800-886-4683, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to assisting you!