The inverter is basically electronic equipment which in most of the cases is installed outside and gets exposed to every weather condition. It is important that high-quality, robust inverter is installed as the electrical components do not work perfectly in heat, and low-quality inverters don’t have proper electrical components and so they fail prematurely.
Understanding the inverters?
While users are shopping for their marine inverters, RV inverters or car inverters it is essential that they note the two basic kinds of inverters available in the market. Noting the differences along with the pros and cons of the inverters is more important to make choices while purchasing the kind of inverter which shall suit their needs best. The two basic types of inverters are:
• The Pure sine wave inverters
• The Modified sine wave inverters
The pure sine wave inverter, also popular as a “true” or pure sine wave, makes use of sine wave to provide appliances with the required power. A sine wave is produced by rotating the AC machinery, is a type of wave provided by the utility company with a generator. There are some common myths about these pure sine wave inverters and those are that they are expensive, not readily available or that all appliances do not necessarily need a sine wave inverter and needless to state again, these aren’t true.
The benefits of a pure sine wave inverter
There are certain advantages of using an inverter and those are:
• All equipment presently in the market has been designed specifically for use with the sine waves.
• Some appliances, such as microwaves and the variable speed motors are not going to produce total output if they don’t make use of sine wave power.
• Appliances like light dimmers or bread makers are not going to work without sine wave power.
Wrapping up with some general precautions and installation tips
• Place the 24v inverter, on a flat surface, horizontally or vertically.
• An inverter must not be installed in any engine compartment.
• Users must ensure that the inverter is kept dry and not exposed to moisture or rain.
• Users must mandatorily NOT operate an inverter if the inverter or the user or the device that is being operated comes in contact with a power source that is wet.
• The inverter must not be placed in contact with direct sunlight. The appropriate air temperature would be between 50° to 80° F.
• To disperse heat generated when an inverter is under operation, keep the inverter ventilated. While using it, one must maintain, inches of clearance around the top as well as the sides of an inverter.