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Power Inverters: Three Scenarios for Implementation

For companies, one of the biggest barriers to implementing the right electrical infrastructure is knowing when to implement certain devices. In this entry, we look at three scenarios in which power inverters (a.k.a frequency inverters) are commonly implemented in commercial/industrial environments. If your company needs a power inverter for any of these situations, call Exeltech today. We will help you choose the right inverter for your power needs.

Renewable Power Installations

When they supply power to an environment that requires utility grade electricity, renewable power installations such as wind turbines, hydroelectric dams that produce Direct Current (DC), and solar panels need power inverters that convert DC to Alternating current (AC). Consequently, a power inverter is placed on the line between the DC power source and the building it feeds.

Most companies are aware of the need for inverters in renewable power installations. However, not just any inverter will work. For the best efficiency, an inverter must be chosen based on the size and characteristics of the load. The inverter must also be selected based on operating conditions it will encounter (extreme temperatures, vibration, unusual altitudes, etc.).

Selling Electricity to a Utility Provider

Some companies produce enough renewable power to have an overage of electricity that can be fed into the utility line for a certain rate per kilowatt hour. The rate per kilowatt hour for varies from state to state, but in each situation, a grid tie inverter must be used to feed the electricity into the electrical distribution system. If your company produces excess electricity from a renewable power supply, implementing a grid tie converter could the key to accessing a new revenue stream.

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are large batteries that power entire buildings or specific building systems in the event of power outages. The most common example of UPSs in use is the large UPSs found in data centers. Hospitals also commonly use smaller UPSs to power specific pieces of equipment. Regardless of the situation in which a UPS is used, its DC must be converter to AC if the equipment it serves requires the latter.

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Power Inverters are used in several types of situations, with the three above being some of the most common ones. If you think that your company needs frequency inverters in its electrical infrastructure, contact Exeltech today at (800) 886-4683, or click here to use our contact form. We will help you choose the right inverter for your needs.