Power cuts are inevitable, and the worst thing is that they happen when you least expect it, or when you need power the most.
Like when you return home after a long day at work, when you are asleep or when you have a shipment to make.
Modular inverters and industrial power inverters do come to the rescue at such moments.
However, the problem is that inverters work as long as their UPS battery is in perfect working condition. So it’s not enough to select the ideal inverter from a well-known brand.
You also have to know how to prolong its battery life so that the inverter serves you for a more extended period.
So here’s how you can quickly, but surely prolong your battery’s life at home.
1. Prevent any rust formation
Rusting is very bad for any electrical appliance because it ends up affecting its performance by reducing its current flow. Rust ends up reducing your battery’s life, which in turn affects your inverter life and working efficiency.
So you need to make sure the battery terminals are kept rust and corrosion-free at all times. Prevention is always better than cure!
The best and easiest way to prevent rust is by pouring a solution of hot water and baking soda to the terminals and applying petroleum jelly.
2. No battery overloading
Remember that the inverter uses the stored electricity in the battery to provide power during an outage. So overloading the battery during a power failure only ends up reducing its backup period.
That’s why it’s better to disconnect devices that tend to consume lots of electricity when using modular inverters.
You will notice a significant increase in your inverter battery’s backup once the extra load is unplugged.
3. Try to use more energy-saving gadgets and devices.
It is worth spending some money to invest in energy-saving devices and appliances. It’s because they consume less electricity, and thus reduce your electricity bills.
Besides, they also don’t end up overloading your inverter battery during a power outage.
Here are some simple examples for energy-saving gadgets. You could start by substituting ordinary bulbs with CFL or LED bulbs. If you wonder why, well, it’s because CFL and LED bulbs consume 75% less power than standard bulbs.
Similarly, ceiling fans with better wiring consume less electricity than fans with poor quality wiring. You also have refrigerators, air conditioners and other similar devices that consume less electricity these days.
4. Replace batteries as and when required
Like anything else, no matter how well you may think you are maintaining your batteries, there always comes a time when you have to replace them. This is when the only and best thing you can do for your modular inverters’ work efficiency is to replace the battery.
Batteries tend to lose their capacity with time. It, in turn, reduces their backup capabilities which mean your industrial power inverters produce minimal electricity during an outage.
Now, it’s better to choose sealed batteries for industrial power inverters. They are the best because they need minimal maintenance, and don’t leak electrolytes.
Even though lithium batteries make a good choice, tubular cells are the best of the lot. They not only work with better efficiency, but also last longer, and have minimal maintenance costs.
5. Don’t forget to keep checking the battery water levels.
Make sure you develop a habit of checking your modular inverters’ water level at least once in two months. You have to check to ensure the water level is maintained between its minimum and maximum water limits. You will have to top up the battery if there’s not enough water.
It’s better, and vital that you use refined water to top up the battery, and not tap water. The minerals and contaminants in tap water will affect the battery, and consequently, the inverters’ performance.
So you see?
It’s definitely worth spending some time maintaining your indusial power inverters’ batteries.
You end up increasing its life so that your inverters serve you longer.
All you have to do is check its water levels, prevent rusting and no overloading. And yes, do replace the battery if required so that your industrial power inverters serve you to the best capacity!