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True Sine Wave Inverters 101

True sine wave inverters (a.k.a. sinusoidal inverters) change direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity to supply the latter to equipment that requires AC to operate efficiently. True sine wave inverters are complex pieces of equipment that address equally complex electricity issues. If this is your first time shopping for an industrial grade sinusoidal inverter, you may have some of the following important questions about the equipment.

Why do sinusoidal inverters tend to cost more than other models?

True sine wave inverters tend to cost more than other inverter models due to the precision parts that are needed to generate a steady, undulating flow of sinusoidal electricity, which is the type of electrical current that comes straight from the utility line.

What would happen if I used a modified sine wave inverter instead?

It would depend on the type of equipment the inverter served. Using it with equipment that requires pure AC could make the equipment operate inefficiently, experience premature wear, exhibit signs of harmonic distortion, or fail to operate altogether.

How long is the average warranty period for a sinusoidal inverter?

On average, the warranty period for an industrial grade inverter runs between six months and a year and covers defective products and defective workmanship. However, the equipment must be used according to manufacturer guidelines for the warranty to apply.

What is the significance of an inverter’s NEBS Level 3 certificate?

Level 3 Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) certification is the highest level of NEBS certification. Level 3 certified equipment can withstand many types of adverse operating conditions, including vibration, moisture, and airborne contaminants.

How do I know if I require a customized model or a stock model?

The best way to determine whether you need a custom inverter or a stock product is to speak with an inverter manufacturer that offers both options, as this type of manufacturer has no distinct advantage in promoting custom over stock or vice versa.

Do inverters need scheduled maintenance like other equipment?

Inverters require scheduled maintenance to remain in good operating condition and fulfill their expected lifespan. The type of maintenance you should perform will be outlined in the owner’s manual you receive from the product manufacturer.

Shopping for True Sine Wave Inverters?

If your company or organization is in the market for true sine wave inverters, Exeltech is the place to find them. We offer several types of inverters for different applications, including equipment that has the NEBS Level 3 certificate. In addition, if one of our stock products doesn’t meet your requirements, we can create a custom product that does. To get started on getting the inverters you require, please call us today at (800) 886-4683, or use our contact page.