Choosing an Inverter For Home Use

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Inverters are an important electrical appliance for most homes. They serve as a backup for appliances and other electrical devices in case of power failures. The inverter can be used to run various kinds of electronic gadgets such as microwaves, television sets, refrigerators, etc. It has excellent protection from power surges, short circuits and overcharge.

Choosing an inverter depends on several factors, including the amount of power needed to run the appliance. This is usually based on the total power requirement of all the appliances in the home. For example, a household with a refrigerator and other non-electric devices may require a larger inverter than a home with a few small appliances.

There are numerous types of inverters in the market. Among these, pure sine wave inverters are most effective and efficient. Pure sine wave inverters generate a type of AC power that is similar to that provided by the domestic power supply. However, in some instances, a modified sine wave can be used instead.

Batteries are another important component of inverters. Battery capacity is measured in Ampere hours (Ah). A 100 Ah battery can deliver 100 amps of current for one hour. Therefore, it is obvious that the more powerful the battery, the longer its life. Lithium ion batteries are also useful as they provide faster charging and maintenance free operation.

Battery capacity is also a good indicator of the overall performance of the inverter. The amount of electricity that the battery can hold is the key to the inverter’s efficiency. Besides, a well-charged battery can withstand many deep discharges.

Battery capacity and inverter performance may vary significantly depending on the battery type. Generally, a lithium ion battery has a greater capacity than a lead acid battery. If the inverter uses a lithium ion battery, then the battery can last three times longer than a lead acid battery. Also, it is much lighter and less likely to explode.

Another factor to consider is the size of the inverter and the size of the battery. A large inverter and a smaller battery will work for different applications. If you need a large inverter, then you should purchase a large battery to ensure that the device can provide the required backup. Additionally, make sure that you can connect the battery and the inverter properly. You should also check the battery’s warranty and return policy.

As for the inverter’s power output, it should be able to power three fans, one television, and one fan. It should also be able to power a mixer and three CFL lights. Other appliances that can be powered include a tube light, a fridge and two computer fans.

Power consumption can vary wildly, so it’s always best to do some homework before purchasing an inverter. The following table shows a typical household’s power needs:

Despite the variety of inverters available, a few things remain constant. An inverter is a necessary item for most households in India. Moreover, it is an inexpensive and efficient way to keep your electronics running during power failures.

Dan Mboyane
Author: Dan Mboyane