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Tips for Selecting the Right Power Inverter

Power inverters come in many shapes, sizes, and performance capacities. Unless you are experienced in the field of electricity conduction, and understand precisely what you need in an inverter, you may require some assistance with choosing the right equipment. If so, the five tips below will help you make a smart selection. For additional help with selecting the right make and model of inverter for your needs, contact Exeltech today to schedule a free consultation.

Type of Application

The first question to ask is: What will the inverter be used for? For example, If you need an inverter for converting solar power into sinusoidal Alternating Current (AC), you are likely to need a different type of inverter than you would use for non-solar applications. Selecting an inverter that fits the application is essential for operating the device efficiently and preserving its lifespan.

Construction Grade

Choosing an inverter that has the right grade of construction is also essential for efficient operation and lifespan preservation. In order of increasing durability, inverters are available in residential construction grade, commercial construction grade, and industrial construction grade. If necessary, a product that has unique construction characteristics can be developed.

Load Capacity

It is essential to calculate the electrical load that you need an inverter to support on a daily basis, as well as any fluctuations that could occasionally occur. Most manufacturers of power inverters clearly list the load capacity in the product description. If you need assistance calculating the load an inverter must support, hiring a professional electrician to perform the task is a good option.

Product Certifications

In some cases, organizations need power inverters that have special product certifications, Particularly the Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) Level 3 certification. This level of NEBS certification applies to inverters that are easily capable of withstanding a variety of adverse operating conditions, including: airborne contaminants, heavy vibration, and high moisture.

Maintenance Options

Can an inverter be maintained and repaired by different maintenance providers, or must the hardware be serviced by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)? Because OEMs often charge higher service fees than independent third parties, the cost of servicing a power inverter can be a crucial financial consideration for small and midsize organizations.

Contact Exeltech Today

In terms of product specifications, power inverters are classified using a variety of criteria, including: construction grade, load capacity, product certifications, maintenance options, and how the equipment will be used, to name a few. If you need assistance with choosing the right make and model of inverter for your needs, Exeltech will help you make the best selection. Call us today at (800) 886-4683, or use our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you!