Many states of India still suffer 15 hours of terrific power cuts, the people from both urban and rural area are facing this intermittent power shedding throughout the day.
I feel Helpless when people from middle class families ask for some affordable solution to long and intermittent power problem.
When Power from grid is available for only 9 hours per day, a normal 850 va home inverter with any kind of battery will not get enough charge to provide full backup.
May be some alternatives are there, Luminous Shakti charge inverter could charge a battery with double the current than a normal microtek inverter.
But still we cannot assure more than 15 hour back up per day with any kind of normal home inverter.
Beat the heat with Luminous Solar Home UPS
Charging time is the problem with normal 850 va inverters in market when it comes to handle long power cuts like 15hours/day.
This problem could be solved by using solar panels with our normal sine wave 850 va inverters, But converting a normal sine wave 850 va inverter to solar inverter should be done properly by a experienced technicians.
I would rather go for Brand New Luminous Hybrid Solar Inverter than converting my existing normal inverter.
Too many strong reasons are there to exchange your old inverter for New Luminous Solar UPS, let us see some of it.
Price of Luminous Solar Inverter is also seems reasonable compared to sukam solar UPS brainy.
We can connect up to 4 x 100 watts (400) panels with luminous solar inverter, which means we could use current generated from solar panels in day time for our normal day usage.
Let us assume, we use
1 LCD 32 inch TV with dth – 100 watts
2 Ceiling fans – 160 watts
Total – 260 watts
So, we need 260 watts/hr current during day time, if we install four 100 watts panels (12v) and 150 ah battery with Luminous Solar UPS 850va, we could operate all the load listed above with current generated from solar panels, the excess current will be stored in the battery.
So, your battery remains fully charged all the day when sun shines. After sun light goes off, you could use the current saved in the battery to provide backup during night power cuts,
If Power cut occurs frequently and intermittently during night time, the luminous solar inverter will charge the battery with grid power whenever it is available.
Note: Do not use more than 300 watts/hr during day time if you face 15 hours power cut, if you do, you will be discharging your battery and might end up in Low battery warning from UPS.
So, If a Luminous Home UPS is installed with 400 watts solar panels and 150 ah or 200 ah battery, It will never let you down even in bad power cut scenario.
Luminous Solar Panels
Buying good quality solar panels is a big task nowadays. So, many cheap second grade Chinese imported panels are flooding the market.
Better you choose the branded Luminous solar panels for your Luminous solar Home UPS.
Normally your Luminous dealer will offer Luminous Solar UPS with Luminous solar Panels and Luminous solar tubular battery, if you find the prices are reasonable, then go for it.
If you suspect the dealer is over quoting and trying to sell with high margin, then better you buy only Luminous Solar Home UPS alone from that dealer and find a better solar panel dealer elsewhere.
Don’t impose any cost cutting in solar panels, install 400 watts solar panel with Luminous Solar Inverter, it will pay you back in some years.
Luminous Solar tubular Battery – 150ah C10
A Luminous 150 ah C10 rated Solar Tubular battery would cost around Rs.16000, it comes with 5 years warranty.
Exide solar tubular batteries are also performing well.
We do not insist our readers to use only solar tubular c10 rated batteries for Luminous solar home UPS, you could use a normal C20 rated flat plate inverter battery of 150 ah or tubular battery.
Solar tubular battery would last long and perform well with low maintenance.