I am from andhra pradesh. I would like to buy an inverter. Load is

3 fans
3 tube lights
1 tv or 1 computer

I zeroed in on Sukam inverter 850 VA (Shiny series) or Luminous inverter 875 VA.

I have contacted the dealers. They have quoted the following prices:

Sukam 850VA(Shiny or falcon) + Sukam battery (100 AH) + installation —> 13,000 rupees

Luminous 875 VA + Luminous battery (100 AH) + installation –>
13,000 rupees.

Dealer has suggested luminous is better compared to sukam as it has
1. MCB technology i.e the fuse gets switch off during overload. While sukam has fuse which may burns out during overload

2. Luminous 120 AH battery is of tubular technology and it is more reliable. With luminous 120 AH battery he quoted the total price (inverter + battery + installation) as 14000 rupees.

Also service wise they are both same.

I have the following doubts:

1. Is sukam batteries are reliable. I found in internet they are not so reliable and doesnt have good battery life

Can you please suggest. I was very confused which ones to take. Can you please reply me soon. Its urgent for me. Thanks in advance.

Finally I thought of going to Exide invatubular IT 500 battery. But for inverter may i know which one to take.

Is it

1. Sukam 850VA(Shiny or falcon or smiley etc)

2. Luminous inverter 875 VA

or Is there any other inverter brand good compared to both of them.
Can you please suggest. I am totally confused

– Rohit


Dear Rohit,

Microtek, Sukam, Luminous, APC – all these companies make best inverters, but their batteries are not in standard to compete with Exide Inverter Batteries. So, as for now, choosing Exide IT500 or IT500i would be the best choice for you.

As I already said, all the four companies I have listed above are the best brands to choose. Microtek inverters are widely available and has good service network. Buy Pure sine wave inverters only.

Thank you.

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  • Ajay

    Dear Rohit,

    You should go for UTL. I found it best in inverter range. You can view more detail on their website

  • Vijay

    Hi ,
    my self vijay from Vishakaptnam iam planning to buy inverter with battrey so can u pls advice me which one to buy i want to use 2 tube light 2 fans with refergator

    • admin

      Dear Vijay,
      Though a 850 VA Sine wave inverter could handle the load for 165 liters fridge, it could drastically reduce your battery back up time. So, avoid connecting refrigerator with 850 va inverter.

      A 850 VA Pure sine wave inverter with 135 ah battery will a sufficient for your load preference.

      we recommend

      Microtek sine wave UPS SEBz 850 va model – Rs.5000/-

      Exide Invertor plus semi tubular battery (2 years full warranty) – Rs.10,000 to 10,500/-

  • unnati

    dear admin.

    please help me to buy a good inverter. my home load is 3 cfl,2 fan, 1 computer, 1 cooler.

    • admin

      Dear Unnati,
      We recommend

      Sukam shiny 850 va Inverter + sukam 150 ah Tall tubular battery for your load preference.

      If you want to run all your load simultaneously, better you go for Exide 1450 va inverter (not ceil inverter) with two IT500 Exide Tall tubular batteries.

  • shaktimaan

    Right now I have a load of 8 CFLs, 3 fans, 1 TV, Mini-Desktop with LCD,
    Laptop, and different mobilechargers. Here in rural Karnataka Area we experience daily shortcuts of 8 hours.I like to have an inverter system
    which I can extend in the future by wind or solar energy.
    My question is:
    What is the advantage of a (Hybrid-) solar-inverter vs. a normal Inverter?
    thanks in advance for your good service

    • Admin

      Dear Shakthi,

      For 8 hours Power cut and your load preference, we would recommend

      1500 VA double battery Pure sine wave inverter with two 150 ah batteries.

      Exide Original 1450 va pure sine wave inverter – 7.5 k

      Two exide mega 150 ah batteries with three years full warranty and 4 years life expectancy

      You could use 100ah Exide mega batteries instead of 150 ah, if you have any budget constraint.


      For handling 8 hours power cut, the above setup is good enough, but we would recommend to install a hybrid solar inverter instead of normal sine wave inverter as it is capable of handling 15 hrs power cut per day.

      solar panels would be the additional gadget you need to purchase.

      Buying a solar hybrid inverter with inbuilt charge controller is better that converting a sine wave inverter into solar hybrid inverter.

      automatic switching between grid and solar charging is the most useful feature.

      We recommend 1400 VA genus solar hybrid inverter with 400 watts solar panels and two 150 ah solar tubular batteries for best performance.

  • Admin

    Dear Naveen,
    One should understand the context of our recommendation about selection of different brand inverter and battery

    Microtek inverters are one the best sellers and top quality product in the market, but microtek batteries are not the best sellers in the battery market.

    So, in such case, selecting Microtek inverter and Exide battery would be the wise decision.

    Exide won’t blame you for using Microtek inverter when you go for exide warranty claim.