Given the number of power cuts we are used to witnessing in urban and rural Tamilnadu, the power inverter technology was bound to become a household name. However, over the years people have started facing poor output from their home inverter and battery setups. While it is understandable that heavy usage during summer months may be the cause for less backup, people are even complaining about poor performance during winter months.
If you are also seeing reduced output from your power inverter, here are some things which might be wrong with the setup.
One, your batteries have become old and deteriorated. It means the battery cannot hold as much charge as it used to and needs replacement.
Two, you have become relaxed about inverter power and are now using more power-hungry devices than you were initially. Moreover, if you are running devices like room heaters and water heating rods, then you should expect a drop in the inverter’s performance.
Three, you have a locally assembled product which has started malfunctioning and can no longer recharge the batteries.
So, how to resolve the issue and get your home inverter working at its full capacity?
- If your inverter’s battery has become old and can no longer hold the charge required for essential home appliances, it is time to order a replacement. Buying original Livguard inverter batteries can resolve the issue in a jiffy. Luminous,Microtek,Exide,Amaron offer best quality inverter batteries in India and also provides warranty cover as a promise of long-lasting performance.
- In case you are running too many appliances, lights etc. on inverter power, consider bringing the usage down to your power inverter’s specification. Over use can sometime damage the unit and batteries as well. To get the most out of your inverter’s power backup you can also switch to energy saving devices such as CFLs and LED bulbs. Similarly, products with copper motors and wiring are more energy efficient and inverter friendly.
- If you have a local inverter, consider switching to a branded product instead of wasting money repeatedly on costly repairs.
Tips for inverter battery maintenance:
- Make sure that the battery terminals are not corroded or rusted. Rusting can reduce current flow.
- If the terminals are corroded, pour hot water mixed with baking soda solution and clean them with a brush. You can also apply petroleum jelly on the terminals and other metal parts of the battery to keep them from corroding or rusting again.
- Inverter batteries need to be charged regularly. If you are not having frequent power cuts during winter, make sure that the inverter’s battery is completely discharged and recharged once a month.
- If your inverter is using a lead acid battery, make sure it is always filled with distilled water. Do not use tap water or rain water in batteries.
All in all, every home product needs proper maintenance to work efficiently and so do home inverters and batteries. We hope these tips will help you get better power backup from your inverter.