If you’ve spent any amount of time shopping for industrial power inverters, you already know there’s an incredible number manufactured across the world. Hundreds of factories in the United States produce a variety of inverters in response to consumer demand. On the surface it appears to be a major challenge to find out which companies offer the best value for your money. Fortunately, they are easier to identify than you think. Here are four ways end users can identify which businesses meet their needs.
Stock equipment covers the garden variety of inverters. The large demand for common features makes it simple and economical to produce them and keep a large supply on the shelf until needed.
Custom items like modular inverters require commitment to tailored specifications for each item. Ask the company that provides your standard stock if they manufacturer custom inverters that meet your requirements. It’s an opportunity to establish a good relationship with a business that you trust.
2.Grade of Equipment
One difference to note before selecting inverters is that the devices vary by manufacturer and use. Performance specifications and equipment certifications are examples. Construction materials are another. Equipment is built for:
- Commercial use.
- Residential use.
- Industrial use.
Load capacity is the main difference in the three styles of inverters. Commercial and residential models lack the capacity to handle industrial applications. Industrial models have more capacity than commercial and residential models need. Ask the manufacturer if it’s not clear what you are getting.
Product certifications strongly influence inverter performance. Some states and municipalities require TUV – TL900 and RoHS certifications. Specific operating conditions are defined by certifications such as NEBS Level 2 and Level 3 certification. Ask the manufacturer if their products comply with requirements in the area/areas where you work.
4.Steps towards Production
Inverter production process is typically done in one of two ways:
- In-house processing.
- Third-party manufacturing.
Quality control is much easier to handle when each step is done in-house. Ask if work is out-sourced. If that’s the case, consider searching further for in-house manufacturing.
Exeltech’s industrial power inverters and custom inverters are manufactured in-house. They also offer required equipment certifications. Use the contact form or call 800-886-4683 today for additional information and orders.