The search for alternate means of power supply will invariably bring you to Inverter and inverter batteries when looking at all available options. Inverter is basically an electronic circuit that changes DC to AC and vice versa. In itself, the inverter does not generate electric power; the power is supplied from the battery it works with.
Inverter run time or how long they can last after been charged depends wholly on the power of the battery they use. Another factor is the number of devices plugged in. Increasing the number of devices using the inverter invariably decreases the battery runtime. Therefore the sure way to improve the runtime or how long it will last depends on number of inverter batteries been used to store the DC power.
Inverter battery is the bedrock of any inverter whether Stand Alone or Grid Tie Inverter. As noted earlier, the battery is responsible for the good performance and long life of the inverter. Therefore, there is need to keep the battery in excellent health by proper maintenance. Gennex Technologies Deep Cycle Inverter Batteries are very easy to maintain. Meaning you don’t have to possess any special skill to effectively maintain your battery and prolong their life span.
5 Ways to Easily Maintain Your Inverter Battery
1. Regular Usage. Your inverter source of electricity is complete after proper installation by an expert. One way to maintain your batteries after installation is using the battery on a regularly basis. In Nigeria for instance, your battery will be used regularly be default because of the nature of power supply. But if you are in areas where power is stable, it is good maintenance tactic to discharge the battery and charge again if there is no electricity cut after 31 days.
2. Check Inverter Battery Water Level at Intervals. Checking the water level of the battery or batteries like every 60 days will help the health of the battery. Checking in this regard means that the water level should be maintained between the maximum and minimum water limit. Best maintenance tip is to add only distilled water to your battery when topping up the battery water. The use of tap or rain water should not be encouraged in the topping up process. This is because they contain excess minerals and impurities that can affect the life cycle and performance of the battery. Gennex batteries are easier to maintain because they are dry cell batteries. They don’t need water to function.
3. Keep the Battery Clean at All Time. Make it a routine to keep your inverter battery clean always. Keep the surface and side of the battery clean. And also Endeavour to keep the battery terminals corrosion and rust free with regular clean up check. Cleaning your battery and dusting it seem to be a task that is not necessary, but its importance is of great value to your installation.
4. Keep Batteries in Well Ventilated Space. This is basically a pre installation decision. Make your there is a well ventilated space for your inverter installation. This is because the inverter battery always gets slightly heated up anytime charging is taking place. A space that is well ventilated and cool will reduce heating up, and this will impact positively on life span.
5. Prevent Battery Vents Blocked. There are vents on the battery that should be kept clean and free from dust. Block vent have been said to often lead to hydrogen gas accumulation, which in turn could lead to bursting of battery. Checking regularly will also make you aware of any damage to your battery and possible replacement.
One way to also ensure inverter battery longevity is getting the right battery capacity that fits your power need. At Gennex Technologies, our expert installers will calculate your power consumption and determine the right battery capacity that best suit your power need.