Which Inverters Work Best for You

Sine wave inverters keep equipment humming, whether it’s supplying the demand for individual, commercial, or industrial needs. The amount of AC power converted from DC current varies according to what’s required for the machines and/or equipment involved. The most important things to know before ordering power inverters is how they’re built and what each can handle. It takes time to sort through the many assorted devices, manufacturers and distributors, but it saves money in the long run because the correct inverter helps prevent equipment failure and electrical hazards.

Power inverters should be chosen based on their ability to supply power needs. It’s a quick and easy way to determine if your equipment will work properly or ineffectively. If someone tries to convince you that buying cheap from an unknown source is a great way to save money, all you need to do is remember the importance of peak and typical power. It’ll help you ignore that recommendation.

Power from Inverters

Three types of power influence choosing inverters: average, typical, and surge.

Average power sounds important, but it really doesn’t play much part in selecting sine wave inverters. It helps estimate the battery capacity needed to power assorted equipment. However, it doesn’t identify the actual peak and continuous load required to run larger items.

Typical power defines what an inverter needs to supply on a steady basis. It’s lower than the surge because it is a continuous rating that’s measured after the motor starts up.

The maximum amount of power that inverters supply when equipment and appliances are fired up typically lasts from a few seconds to 15 minutes. Known as peak or surge power, it’s the most important tool for selecting sine wave inverters.

Next, identify whether the inverters will be used in commercial, residential, or industrial operations. Commercial and residential power inverters are seldom as demanding as industrial inverters with their heavy load capacity. Be sure to verify the maximum power provided takes care of your equipment. Insufficient power can result in damage to your equipment and resulting downtime. Manufacturers may not honor the warranty for their products if they are powered by the wrong types of inverters.

Set aside the time to research each manufacturer you consider purchasing from. Verify their reputation for quality and customer service. Compare prices, delivery time, and warranty. Exeltech, for example, has technicians ready to answer your questions about the types of inverters needed at your facility in addition to other options. Call us at 800-886-4683 to discuss our products and services.