Power outages can be a huge inconvenience now that our day depends on appliances. That’s why inverters have become more than a choice you can make. They are now a necessity.
Even when we cannot undermine an inverter’s relevancy these days, it can still be a cause of concern if you happen to live in a compact space. As most inverters are large, most homemakers refrain from the idea of welcoming them in their home.
This is where a small inverter with battery comes. A small inverter with battery is an ideal pick as it does not consume much space as standard inverters do.
Therefore, if you are making up your mind about buying a small inverter with battery, here’s what you should know:
Ensure that it Meets your Power Requirements:
If you are going for a small inverter with battery, it’s highly likely that you might select an inverter that is inadequate to meet your power requirements. That’s why it’s essential to calculate your power requirements before selecting a small inverter with battery.
Power requirements refer to the amount of power that is consumed by the appliances you want to operate during a power outage.
You can calculate your power requirements manually or through Luminous’ load calculator. To calculate it manually, sum up your power requirements.
Next, divide by the power factor (0.8). Ideally, the total power consumption should be equal to the capacity of the inverter. However, as the incoming power hardly as efficient. So, the power factor measured for residential use is 0.8.
Now what you will have would be your inverter capacity, calculated in VA. You must choose an inverter accordingly.
P.S. You might not find a small inverter with battery having the exact VA value as your calculations. If that’s the case, choose an inverter with higher capacity.
Make Sure you Choose the Right Battery Size:
Choosing the right battery is as essential as choosing the right inverter. If you are choosing a small inverter, ensure that you choose the ideal inverter battery size. The battery size of an inverter is measured in Ah.
To calculate it, first decide the backup duration. Once that is done, multiply it by the inverter battery capacity.
In case, the exact capacity of battery is not available, choose the one with higher capacity.
Even when you are buying a small inverter with battery, inverter technology is a key factor that you must consider. There are three types of inverter technologies widely available:
Pure Sine Wave Technology:
This type of technology is defined by the voltage wave form. A pure sine wave inverter technology is ideal if you wish to operate heavy appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators.
Square Wave Technology:
This type of inverter technology generates square-shaped waveforms. The technology is ideal if must connect with universal motors into your inverter, then this is a good option. Such inverters can, however, be noisy.
Choose Options that Come with Inbuilt Battery Compartments:
If you are choosing a small inverter because of space constraints, a better idea would be to look for inverter with an inbuilt battery compartment. Gone are the days when you could buy an inverter with a separate inverter battery. Thankfully, there is a good range of inverters that come with a compartment to store your battery.
You can go for Regalia and Li-On 1250 range offered by Luminous. Both these inverters feature an in-built compartment for battery. With pure ultra-modern looks, no protruding wires and unmatched performance, the products are must-additions in your home.