In this Modern Era, India is still facing a power shortage frequently in most of its states. In this scenario, people are forced to look for alternative methods and the most common solution people see is buying an inverter. But which one should you buy?
Which are some of the best inverters and batteries available in the market that offer long term reliability and good value for the money spent?
What should I look for when buying an inverter and its batteries? What are the specifications that you should look for? Let’s have a look at the following points:
1. Understanding your Power Requirements:
This is essential to get the right size of the inverter of the power backup solution. And from size, we mean the VA value. To get to the VA value, you need to know the wattage (or watts) of each appliance that you want to run on the backup. The total number of hours during which backup is required should also be kept in mind. Suppose If you are looking for 1 Fan, 1 Tube light, 1 CFL & 1 T.V to operate at the time of power failure, i.e. running on inverter.
Therefore the total power requirement comes out to be (1*90 + 1*50 + 1*25 + 1*120) = 285 watts. 285 watts here is the total load (as mentioned in point 1 above) If you want a backup of 6 hours, then you need to store 285 x 6 = 1710 Watt-hour or 1.71 kilowatt-hour (or units) of electricity. This is the storage that you need.
While purchasing batteries, one must consider looking for maximum warranty. An inverter battery combo of the same brand is useful at times as manufacturers send their engineers for maintenance regularly ( just similar to the case when you use RO or Aquaguard in your home), which increases the life of the inverter/battery system.
An inverter is usually a maintenance-free product, but it needs failure attention. Make sure that you are aware of the service offered by Inverter Company. As the inverter is an equipment that has the utmost emergency needs it should be always ready to operate. Some of the Best Brands are Luminous and Microtek.