Saturday, 15 July 2017

Buying a 220 volt Power Inverter - What You Need to Know to Get the Right Inverter

Inverters are no more part of the luxury list, they have moved into the list of necessities. With work and personal like depending a lot on the availability of power, it makes sense to go in for a power inverter. Choosing one may sometimes not appear as easy as the decision to go in for one. However, with the right selection criteria you can zero in on one in the shortest possible time. Here is how you can home in on the right 220 volt inverter.

Wattage considerations
You do not have to be a geek to figure out the requirements. Take into consideration the number of appliances that you want to be powered by the inverter. Each appliance would have a rated amperage. Add the amperage of all the desired appliance and multiply the total into 120. This will give you a number. And the ideal wattage of the inverter that you need to install in your residence should be more than the number.  This is the simplest way of calculating the wattage.

Signal output – sinusoidal waves
This could appear a little technical for those who may not be technically sound. However, it is a very simple requirement. The signal output of inverters may either be sinusoidal, or square. Insist on a sinusoidal waveform, which may actually be slightly more expensive than a square waveform model. However, the benefits of a sine wave model far outstrip the difference in pricing. The results can be seen in more efficiency, and lesser consumption of power. Ideally sine wave inverters are more reliable and suitable for sensitive equipment.

Battery capacity

The soul of the invertor, the battery capacity determines the efficacy of the inverter. Look for the Ah value in an inverter. Ah in other words is Ampere Hours and this will tell you how long the battery is expected to last, considering the wattage requirement. The total wattage requirement needs to be multiplied by the number of hours you may need the inverter to support you with power and this value needs to be divided by the voltage of the battery. The figure that you see at the end of the calculation should be the minimum Ah of the inverter.

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