The power ratings given to inverters are very important. These are marked with a formal volt-ampere (VA) rating, which refers to the voltage and current the inverter provides to appliances.
When we need inverter?
When the summer season comes, there are frequent current cuts. Although this is a common thing, there is a situation where electricity is needed in everyone’s home to cope with the heat. As the heat is getting hotter day by day, no one can stay without fan, AC and air coolers for a few minutes. So even if there are no current, electrical devices like inverter are very useful for us. There are a few things you need to know if you want to buy an inverter. Let’s look at them in detail.
How much power is required?
You must first list the number of electronic devices that may be needed on the inverter line during a current cut. We usually use things like lights and fans. Apart from this, some other electrical devices can be added to this list. But think twice whether these will come within your budget.
How to get the right inverter
The power ratings given to inverters are very important. These are marked with a formal volt-ampere (VA) rating, which refers to the voltage and current the inverter provides to appliances. An average household uses 2 fans and 2 lights during a power outage. And for such an application, an inverter of around 250 VA should be purchased. Perhaps if you want to use the inverter for a fridge or TV as well, the inverter size and efficiency will increase based on its electricity consumption and power.
There is no point in buying an inverter if it is not fitted with the right battery size. It is important to always buy the right size battery. There are different ways to calculate this and you should think carefully about your needs before doing so. That means listing the devices you can power with the inverter will make it easy to determine what size battery to buy.
Inverters should only be used during power outages. Instead, they should not be used for full time power supply. The inverter must continuously charge the battery. Battery capacity should always be monitored. When you see a low battery in the inverter, you should immediately call a technician to fix it. Doing this only will make the inverter last longer. Otherwise, it is likely to spoil in very few months.