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Sine Wave Inverters: Things to Consider Before Purchasing an Inverter

If you need a sine wave inverter, there are several things to consider before you buy one. Not all inverters have the same design and capacity, and some inverters may be absolutely useless considering the type of equipment they would serve. Considering the factors below as you shop for an inverter will help you choose the right device. If you need additional assistance, contact Exeltech. We have over 14 years of experience manufacturing high-quality inverters.

Load Capacity

If an inverter isn’t rated to serve the load that you need it to serve, it is likely to prematurely fail during service, which could cause other equipment to fail as well. A commercial electrician can determine the load capacity of the equipment the inverter will serve. If your organizations doesn’t have an electrician on staff, call one and schedule a consultation today.

Current Waveform

Sine wave inverters produce true sinusoidal current like the kind a utility line delivers. If this is the type of current you need, don’t buy modified sine wave inverters or square wave inverters. These types of inverters may cost less than sine wave inverters, but they will not efficiently power equipment that needs a sinusoidal wave, and may cause such equipment not to work.

Special Certifications

Depending on how and where you implement the inverter, it may need special certifications. For example, inverters that are exposed to adverse operating conditions such as high temperatures or airborne contaminants typically need a Level 3 Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) certification. Exeltech will help you determine what certifications you need in an inverter.

Maintenance Options

It is important for an inverter to receive regular maintenance. However, the maintenance plans Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) offer are typically more expensive than having an independent third party perform maintenance. Untimately, you should focus on the quality of the inverter, and explore maintenance arrangements after you find a device that meets your needs.

Contact Us Today

Exeltech has over 14 years of experience manufacturing high-quality sine wave inverters and power converters. Our inverters come with a Level 3 NEBS certificate, a RoHS certificate, and a TUV — TL9000 certificate, meaning you can use them in practically any type of environment in almost any geographic location. If you need assistance selecting a sine wave inverter, give us a call today at (800) 886-4683, or use our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!