5 Useful Tips for Efficient Working of Your Inverter Battery
We all know a battery is the power house and backbone of an inverter. The battery is responsible for the efficiency and extended life of your inverter system. Routine maintenance and servicing of the battery not only fosters optimal performance of your power backup system but also ensures safety of the place where the system is set up. Similar to any other device, your inverter and its battery requires periodic maintenance. Regular checkups of the battery is a necessary job in order to ensure uninterrupted performance. Battery should be checked every two months to make sure condition of the battery is okay. UTL Solar has a wide range of inverter battery that need less maintenance as compared to other brands in the market. Here are some tips that would help you keeping your battery in excellent condition:
1. Keep the Inverter Battery in a Well Ventilated Place:
Always use a well-ventilated area for inverter installation. Generally, the inverter battery gets warm and heated up during charging and operation. A ventilated space allows the battery to cool down easily and reduces the heating. Moreover, it also reduces the frequent water topping requirement.
2. Check the Acid Level Regularly
Check the water level of the battery every two months with the help of float indicators. Water level should be maintained between the maximum and minimum limit. Always top up the battery with distilled water. Do not use tap water or rain water as it contains excess minerals and impurities which hamper the life and performance of the battery. Ensure batteries are not overfilled. Filling up the battery beyond the set limit might be dangerous for operation.
3. Keep the Surface, Sides, and Terminal Area of the Battery Clean
You should always keep the surface and sides of the battery clean and dust free. Use cotton cloth to clean these surfaces. During normal operation, the inverter battery generates lead sulphate, which gets deposited at the terminal region of the battery & inverter. This increases the electrical resistance of the current-conducting path and hampers current flow from the inverter to the converter. Therefore, these terminals should be cleaned with warm water and a nylon brush if there is any sort of accumulation.
4. Check for Damaged Wires
Test the battery wires for any crimp, break, and insulation melt. Tampered or Damaged battery wires not only decrease battery output but can boost the risk of short circuits and other mishaps.
5. Check the Inverter’s Input Power Line
Check the condition of the input power line to the inverter as it can hamper the functioning of the inverter system if the mainline power cord is loosely plugged in or if there is no power in the wall socket. Too high or too low input voltage can affect the performance of the battery.
In addition to these things, you should make sure the battery is out of reach from children and is kept in a well-ventilated place with no direct sunlight or heat to ensure safe and proper battery functioning. UTL Solar advises, to comply with these tips for a safe and optimum operation of your inverter battery. You should be careful that the vents around the battery are dust free and open. Blocked vents lead to hydrogen gas accumulation ,which may be hazardous. UTL Solar is dedicated to designing and manufacturing products that require minimum maintenance. Check out some of its products:
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