Power outages are inevitable and can happen at any time. It is something that you cannot control because it is not in your hands.
However, you can, on the contrary, be prepared for it by having an alternative power source to power your devices.
And this is where modular inverters come into play.
They keep your electronic devices running during power cuts. And its performance and back depend primarily on its brand, size and of course, battery power.
So, in short, it means that the battery is your inverter’s backbone. Thus, it’s not surprising that you need to keep it well maintained and in proper working condition all of the time.
Here are three useful tips that help keep your industrial power inverters’ batteries in tiptop condition for a longer time.
1. Reduce and disconnect any unnecessary electrical devices
There is no point in using the limited reserve energy in modular inverters for unnecessary power devices. The more devices or load connected and used during a power failure will lead to the quicker draining of powers.
It in turn leads to a lower backup period. Disconnecting unnecessary burdens will, in turn, help extend the inverter’s backup capacity.
2. Use more energy-saving devices
Another way to reduce the battery’s power consumption is by using energy-saving devices. For example, fans with good-quality copper wiring consume less energy than fans with poor-quality copper wiring.
It is because low-quality copper winding tends to lead to increased resistance and consequently increased load on the inverter.
3. Keep inverter batteries well maintained
As rusting and corrosion can reduce a battery’s performance, always keep the battery terminals free of it. The rust minimizes the flow of electricity to and from the device, leading to reduced battery life and inverter backup.
You do not have to worry about corroded terminals because you can easily remove it.
All you have to do is pour a hot water and baking soda solution on it, or dip a toothbrush in the solution and clean the terminals. However, once you remove the rust, it’s better to apply some petroleum jelly to the terminals, bolts and nuts. It is helpful in preventing any future corrosion.
Make sure to regularly charge and use the battery and industrial power inverters once installed.
Supposing there is no power outage, and there is no reason to use the inverter. In this case, discharge the battery thoroughly once a month and recharge it.
Keep checking the battery’s water levels every two months. It should be maintained between the minimum and maximum water limits. Use only distilled water because the minerals and impurities in tap and rainwater affect the battery’s life and performance.
4. Change inverter batteries when necessary
Time and usage lead to the battery losing its original storage capacity. It, in turn, reduces its power backup and leads to a drop in its performance.
Though it’s a bit more expensive, it is better to buy good quality batteries. They last longer and also guarantee its original battery storage capacity. The cheaper batteries are usually low in quality and don’t have enough backup.
If possible, look for maintenance or sealed batteries because there is no risk of it leaking electrolytes. There are other battery options you have for your modular inverters.
For example, lithium batteries, along with the more efficient tubular batteries, are great for backup. These are more efficient batteries with a longer operational period of more than eight years.
And most importantly, they are low in maintenance.
Don’t worry if you are unsure how to maintain your inverter batteries or if they need replacement.
The technicians at Exeltech will help you with keeping your industrial power inverters. They will also advise you if you need to change batteries and guide you into selecting the best batteries for your inverters.