Top 5 Inverter models in India

After analysing so many factors, here we come with the list of ‘Top 5’ Home Inverter models in India.

Here we are listing out both ‘Pure sine wave’ and ‘Square wave’ inverter models separately to avoid confusion.

This list is purely based on user interest on certain models and overall performance of particular model.


Top 5 Pure sine wave Inverters in India

1. Sukam shiny series

2. Luminous sine wave Inverter (UPS sine & ion)

3. Microtek UPS SEBz series

4. Exide Home UPS

5. APC Home UPS


Top 3 Square wave Inverters in India

1. Sukam Torque & Frendy

2. Microtek UPS EB

3. Luminous LB


Pure sine wave Models

Sukam Shiny 

sukam shiny

Best seller and Best Performer in its class – Sukam shiny series inverter is available in 5 variants

250VA, 400VA, 650VA, 850VA and 1500VA

850 VA is most suitable model for average Indian Home Use.

Really built with very high quality components which makes this inverter model NO.1

Easily handle heavy loads like washing machine, water pumps, etc.

Proven High reliability and longevity than other models from sukam.

Competitive Pricing (Local Market) – 850 VA Shiny available for Rs.5000 to Rs.5500/- , which is very close to Microtek sine wave inverter.

Competitive Online Pricing – Sukam Shiny 850 VA pure sine wave is available from Rs.4000 onwards.

Very wide dealer network – Available in almost all small towns and cities of India

Good after sale service – Sukam has good team of service engineers and wide network of service throughout the country. Sukam Toll Free: 1800-102-7555

Sukam Shiny 850VA Online Price Deal – Rs.4015/-

  • We have compared the Online Price of Sukam Shiny 850 VA inverter from  leading online shopping sites. Online Price of sukam shiny 850va starts from Rs.4000/- which is highly competitive compared to local dealer pricing.
  • In our Opinion, Buying inverter online is safe and easy.
  • If your Local dealer is not ready to offer the 850VA Pure sine wave inverter for Rs.4000 or below, we recommend you to go for online purchase with COD (cash on delivery) option.


Luminous Sine wave Inverter

ups sine 875 va

Luminous ‘UPS sine’ is one of the best-selling Home UPS models in India with all basic features and some advanced functions.

Lumionus – One of the top three UPS manufacturers in India.

Has Wide sales and service network in India

‘Luminous UPS sine’ and ‘ion’ models are most reliable sine wave models from Luminous.

‘Luminous UPS sine’ model is available in different VA range,

Luminous has more than 5,000 skilled employees, 7 factories and more than 40,000 channel partners – Good service and product support.



Microtek UPS SEBz – Pure sine wave inverter

Microtek 1500 va sebz inverter

Microtek – one of the top players in UPS/inverter industry.

MIcrotek has introduced some new models in pure sine wave series, But the classic model from Microtek , ‘UPS SEBz’ pure sine wave is rocking in the market with its unbeatable price, availability, service and longevity.

Local market Price range of UPS SEBz 850va – Rs.4800 to 5200/-

Besides the ‘aluminium coil’ controversy, Microtek UPS SEBz is still a ‘best seller’ and affordable sine wave inverter in the market.



Exide Home UPS

exide home ups 850va

Exide – The battery manufacturing giant has bought some Inverter manufacturing units from ‘Kevin Power systems’ which is famous for its UPS and other power backup products. Later Exide has developed its own Inverter design with its efficient R&D team and now Exide Home UPS is one of the best-selling inverters and choice of people who want inverters with high charging current.

Best companion for Exide Inva Tubular Batteries.

Exide Home UPS – 15 amp charge current in High charge mode – very useful feature for those who suffer frequent and long power shedding problem.

Available in 3 variants – 650VA, 850 VA and 1450VA




APC bisine 850va

APC – international Company, known for its high quality power back-up products.

APC Home UPS is the choice of people who don’t want to compromise with quality.

‘APC BI850 SINE’ model is performing well in the market.

APC Home UPS – available in 650va, 850va and 1000va range

Best compatible with APC 150 ah Tall Tubular battery.


Other Pure sine wave models

We might have left some potential best performing models in our list; we have also included some models very close to top 5 models listed here.





Crompton Greaves

USHA inverters


Top 3 Square wave inverter models in India

Though square wave models are not recommended for LCD TV’s and sensitive electronic loads, we cannot ignore the benefits of square wave inverters.

In India, we have a large number of populations below poverty line, square wave inverters are always affordable choice of lower middle class people of India.

Square wave Inverters are good choice for people who want to run their ceiling fans, tube lights and CFL’s.

Branded Square wave 400 va inverter would cost only Rs.2500/- (without battery). A 400 va inverter is good enough to handle 2 ceiling fans + 2 tube lights + 2 CFL’s

Here we come with list of ‘Top 3 Square wave Inverters in India’

1. Sukam Torque & Frendy

Sukam Torque is top seller and best performer in square wave models available in India. Torque model is available in 3 different VA ranges 650va, 850va and 1500va.

Sukam Micron and Sukam Smiley are very good choice for low cost setup.

Sukam Micron is available in 150-250 range

Sukam Frendy 400VA inverter model is a tiny beast which can handle a load of 600VA flawlessly – Unbeatable low price – branded solution.

2. Microtek UPS EB

Microtek classic model UPS EB – Undoubtedly, this one is the most reliable square wave inverter with ‘state of the art’ technology.

Microtek UPS EB is available in 6 different VA ranges – 400va, 600va, 860va, 1 kva, 1.5kva and 2 kva.

Available everywhere in India – that’s the core strength of Microtek.

Wide network and service at your door step.

Cost of 600 va inverter – Rs.3500/-

3. Luminous LB

Along with its innovative new sinewave advanced UPS models, Luminous continues its square wave models with same advanced features and continuous improvisation of quality.

So, without any doubt ‘Luminous LB’ is the third best model in square wave series in India.

‘Luminous Ion’ 300 and 500 VA square wave inverters are new releases from the company with most advanced features.

  • karthi

    I have 100 -15W LED ROUND PANEL LIGHTS in ceiling + add 2 computers(basic entry level with 19″ LCD monitors, 2 dot matrix tvs printers)

    Please suggest me a inverter and battery (i have a IT500 working in
    good condition,6 months old and a sinewave 800VA inverter wihich gives only 30mins backup with cfls and 2 computers on FULL load)

    I need a minimum backup of 4-5 HRS

  • Subhadeep Podder

    hi admin, i have some issue with luminous ups sine 875va that is with out any charging mode or no power cut the inverter remains hot all the time(inbuilt cooler runs only in charging mode), inverter is only 3mn old, and i don’t know it is a problem or not, can u clarify it. i will be grateful to you. and also my electric bill rises 2times more than normal with out any major power cut during whole month (only 5min once a day). previously i have a tez matrix 600va, but dont see such issue with it (sell it as it was square wave).

    • Admin

      Seems like a problem with some internal component.

      You need to call Luminous support for testing your inverter.

  • Admin

    Dear Firoz,
    We recommend
    Sukam Shiny 850 va inverter for better performance.

    For battery
    We would recommend

    Exide Mega Inva 150 ah – 3 years full replacement warranty.

    Now Exide has launched Improved version of Mega Inva in the name of “Exide Inva Smart”

    Both Inva smart 150 ah and Mega Inva 150 has similar warranty and same price tag.

    Choose according to the availability :)

    Do share your experience after purchase.

    Thank you!

  • Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade

    Dear Ravi Mouli

    I have become a very big fan of yours. I am a Freelancer. Having three regular contracts. I am using iBall Nirantar Ups 630 to switchover from Desktop PC to Laptop.

    iBall UPS is working since 4 four years no problem. Changed battery twice. Gives backup 10-15 mins.

    But within a minute or two, I save my stuff and shutdown, switchover to laptop, use broadband modem from UPS during power failure.

    All my data is in dropbox, so problem in transferring data from pendrive etc. This saves time during power failure.

    But, my job has considerably increased, facing difficulties during extended power failure periods in Bangalore. As I am planning to buy a inverter.

    I came across your site, Read some very useful reviews, which helped me to shortlist two inverters.

    My priorities are Luminous 875VA or Sukam Shiny 850VA (both sinewave).

    Battery would be Exide Inva IT500 or Exide Mega 1500.

    I may connect my pc to iball 630 UPS to prolong inverter battery’s performance.

    Planning to buy from this dealer Alpha Power Systems within 5kms from my home and they claim to provide 2 years support.

    Please provide your valuable recommendations and suggestions. Based upon your comments, I will place my order. They have cash on delivery option.

    • Admin

      Dear Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade,
      I understand your situation and requirement.

      I recommend

      Sukam Shiny 850 VA inverter – Rs.5000/-
      APC 850 VA pure sine wave inverter – Rs.5000/-

      Both inverters have fast switch over time in UPS mode.

      As you have Iball computer UPS, we recommend to use sukam shiny in wide UPS (W-UPS) mode to avoid Inverter switching to battery mode during slight drop in voltage from grid.

      So, use both Iball and Sukam Shiny for better performance.
      For battery

      We recommend
      Exide Mega Inva or Inva smart 150 ah – Rs.13000 to 13500/-

      Exide IT500 would cost extra 2k compared to Exide Mega Inva and Inva smart.

      Both battery models have 3 years full replacement warranty.

      • Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade

        Thank you so much Mr. Ravi. I will definitely go for Sukam Shiny 850 VA inverter. Just need your advise in selecting battery I thought Exide IT500i would be better option to monitor the Back-Up Time left. What would you suggest?

        • Admin

          Dear Ghouse Mohiuddin,
          We recommend Exide IT500 instead of Exide IT500i.

          IT500i has not received good reviews from experts.

          If you want to monitor the backup, we would recommend Exide IT500 with Exide original Inverter 850 VA

          Exide Original Home UPS/inverter has LCD display which helps you to monitor the battery state and load.

          • Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade

            Dear Ravi

            Thank you so much your valuable comments and advise.

            I appreciate your reviews and suggestions. These are most valuable gems coming from experts which are helping consumers a lot.

            I will go for Sukam Sukam Shiny 850VA and Exide battery IT500. Just one doubt, sorry to bother you again. The option which have pointed out in Sukam Shiny 850VA has wide UPS (W-UPS) mode, does Exide original Inverter 850 VA has that option too. Thanks again.

          • Admin

            Dear Ghouse Mohiuddin Peerzade,
            Exide inverter has UPS mode and Normal Mode, which is similar to Sukam shiny’s UPS mode – W UPS mode.


  • curious reader

    Hi Ravi,

    I just spent last 20 minutes reading different articles, thanks a lot for all the work you’ve done for us!

    I have a question too: In my village 4-5 hour power cuts are common, and i need a power backup system to run two desktops and some network gear (total average load would probably be under 600w).

    I am considering going 1500va / 24V 150ah route and 2x Exide IT500 seems like an easy choice after seeing your recommendation.

    But i am confused about the inverter though, Sukam Shiny is your top pick in this post but i like the Sukam Smiley’s additional features you mentioned in its review.

    Which one would you recommend?


    • I think it is better to complete all heavy tasks during power time and at the time of using inverter, better to use only light & fan and try to minimize the usage as low as possible.

  • Admin

    Dear Girish,
    An 850 VA Inverter would handle the load of Kitchen mixer or blender with power consumption lower than 500 watts only.

    If you try 750 watts mixie with 850 va inverter, the inverter will trip and initiate auto shutdown instantly.

    Don’t try too many times to operate high power mixie with 850 va inverter, as it would spoil the PCB (printed circuit board) of inverter.

  • Kanchan

    My requirement is 850va for home use. A shop keeper told that microket sebz 850va has been stepped up to sebz 900va. Is it a reliable one & how is its performance. He suggested to get exide 850va inverter. Which one is best microtek or exide. Between exide inva tubular it500 & inva smart, which is good. Pls suggest.

  • Admin

    Dear Prabakar,
    If you want to stick with 600 va inverter, then we would recommend

    Exide 650 VA original Pure sine wave inverter
    Exide Inva master 150 ah tall tubular battery

    If you don’t have any budget constrain and want to install the best inverter and battery combo available in the market, better you go for

    Exide 850 va original Pure sine wave inverter
    Exide IT500 Tall tubular battery
    Microtek has improvised their inverters with latest technology,

    Better charging, better battery protection and better backup.

    NO confusion, choose Microtek UPS SEBz850 or Exide 850 VA, both are best performers.

    Exide inverter has some more additional facilities like LCD display which is useful to monitor the inverter and battery charge status.

  • Admin

    Dear Sunil,
    Share your location details, so that we could help you.

  • Admin

    Dear Sunil Kumar,
    Yes it is normal, no need to worry.

  • Admin

    Dear wolverine,
    Battery dealer should provide proper warranty card with all details filled in,

    The serial number imprinted in the battery should match the number in warranty card.

    • Admin

      One more thing,

      One can claim warranty, even if he lost the bill and warranty card,

      It’s mandatory to all dealers to submit the billing details to the Exide’s website.

  • Sanyam Jain

    Dear Sir

    From Sukam which of these model inverter is more preferable
    Sukam Shiny 1500 va or Sukam Falcon 1400 va
    I have already purchased 2 Tall Tubular batteries from Luminous.

    I think previously i posted the comment in wrong article so i am posting again sorry.

    • Admin

      Dear Sanyam Jain,
      We recommend Sukam shiny 1500 VA

      Price of Sukam shiny 1500 VA pure sine wave inverter – Rs.5800/- (online price)

      You can check it here

      • Dheeraj

        I am really Impressed and thankful to you for the information you have provided Mr.Ravi.

        • Admin


          • Jijo

            Good Work Thanks you very much

          • Admin

            You are always welcome!

          • Sanjay Sail


            If I use 15 watt 6 CFL for about 4 hours daily for 31 days how much unit will consume and what amount will be shows in monthly current bill.

            And if I use above 6 CFL through Sukam Shiny 850VA what changes shows in above figure in monthly current bill (I ask this because If I use the inverter, I must recharge the inverter regularly)

  • trival

    informative, thankyou

    • Admin

      welcome :)

  • Crazyguy

    As a go green initiative, EXIDE has dispensed with physical warranty cards from March 2014. Th sticker on the battery itself is enough. However, if you wish so, you may register your product online.

  • Gurpreet Singh

    Hi Admin,

    Thanks for all the information.

    There are two models available for Sukam Shiny online at snapdeal

    one is 900V

    second is 850v

    Please let me know which one is better

    or any other pure sign wave inverter?

    Thanks in Advance

    Gurpreet Singh

  • Admin

    Dear GuruPreet singh,
    In the above list, i would prefer Sukam shiny 850 VA pure sine wave inverter.

    With 7 years warranty on transformer and 2 years on other components, sukam shiny 850 VA is best terms of cost and performance.

    check this price

  • Admin

    Dear Gurpreet,
    Sukam smiley also has same warranty of sukam shiny.

    smiley has some additional features which a normal user will not use in its lifetime.

    Shiny is good enough for 3BHK.

  • Admin

    Dear Gurupreet,
    This is a recent change from Su-kam.

    i just got confirmation from su-kam.

    Leading companies are upgrading their inverters 850VA inverters into 900 VA.

    To give tough competition to Luminous eco volt 900VA inverter, sukam has now upgraded its 850 VA shiny into 900VA

    Both 850 and 900 are available in market now.

  • Admin

    Dear Gurpreet,
    We recommend

    Exide Inva Master IM-8500 (150 ah Short tubular battery)- Rs.9500/-

    This one is way better than Mtek.
    Exide Inva Master IM 8500 has 30 months Full replacement warranty + 6 months Prorate warranty

    • Gurpreet Singh

      Hi Admin,

      in one of your post you mentioned INVAMASTER 10000 – 150 AH is better than IM 8500 and IT500 is better than both. given budget constraints IM 8500 is right choice?

      • Admin

        Dear Gurpreet,
        IM 10000 is better than IM 8500 , no doubt about it.

        But i thought IM 10000 wont fit into your budget and your trolley as well. So i recommended you this model.

        IM 8500 has a life expectancy of 4 Years+ (under proper maintenance). I am sure, it’s a good buy for this Price Tag.

        • Gurpreet Singh

          Thanks a Lot Admin. God Bless.
          you are doing a great Job.

          Last quest – any idea where can i buy Sukam Smiley Red Trolley online? at shopclues only Black color is available for 1199 Rs.


  • Prashanth Babu

    Hello Admin,
    Is it safe buying inverter online..¿
    Is warranty available for online products¿
    U sure that we get the original product ¿

    • Admin

      It is safe to buy inverter online. We have tested it with some leading online stores and found that snapdeal is providing some genuine service.
      Also, you can claim warranty for the inverter that u bought from an online store. No problem with claiming manufacturer warranty.

  • ravindran d

    Hi Admin,

    I Refer the below discussion about the Home Inverter, here I am looking forward your conclusion and best solution for my current requirement. I am Living in Chennai, 2 days before had discussion with Inverter distributors(Su-Kam, Microtek, Luminos) regarding my home usage, he Listed Ranking follow as: 1. Su-Kam, 2. Luminos, 3. Microtek. As he said, here in Chennai Su-Kam not have sufficient Engr to supporting services, so don’t buy it. he preffered Luminos Inverter for my req.(850 VA or 1050VA Sine Wave) with Luminos Tublour Battery & 30mths full Replacement warranty. (As he said, if we choose other Brands of Battery, at the time of issues occur they may not replace it, simply blaming the Inverters. Now I totally confused which Brand Inverter & Battery should I prefer it.

    Kindly help me to come conclusion.

    • Admin

      Dear Ravindran,
      We understand your situation and we would like to recommend

      Luminous zelio 900va
      Luminous ILTT 1848
      TALL tubular 150ah battery (36 moths free replacement warranty + 12months pro rate warranty)

  • Admin

    Dear Ravindran,
    Luminous Eco volt 1050 VA pure sine wave inverter is one of
    the best inverter in the market.

    For Battery, if you have any space related problem, then we would recommend
    Exide Inva master IM8500 150 ah short tubular battery (short tubular )
    Exide Inva Master-IM 8500

    Exide Inva Master-IM 8500
    Exide Inva Master-IM 8500
    Exide Inva Master-IM 8500

  • Admin

    Dear Suhas,
    We recommend Sukam falcon plus 1100 va new model inverter which
    is most advanced in the market now.

    For battery, we recommend Exide IT 500 for long lasting performance.

    This combo is best for Home and office use.

  • Girish Nidyamale

    Hi Admin,
    one more to the list I posted is
    Amaron Hi Backup 1400va / 12v Pure Sine Wave Home UPS and Inverter
    Pls let me know

  • Admin

    Yes, you can!

  • BOSS


    • Admin

      Good combination!

  • Smit Zajariya

    Dear admin

    Plz suggest mini inverter and battery for my shop only
    My requirements are 1 fan 2 or 3 led light I totally confused about inverter & battery plz help me
    Maine konse brand ka inverter & battery lena chahiye..

    • Admin

      Dear Smit,
      For just one fan and 3 cfl, we recommend 600 va inverter with 80
      ah tubular battery.

      Microtek upsseb 600 va
      squarewave inverter – ₹3200

      Luminous LT300 80Ah tubular battery – ₹6800

  • Venkata M


    Luminous Zelio 1100VA Sine Wave Home UPS

    Exide Inva Master Tubular Battery 150Ah/12V (White & Red)
    Amaron Inverter 150AH Tall Tubular Battery

    I have listed two Inverters & two Batteries. Which combination would you recommend. My requirement is 3 Fans & 3 Tube lights for 3-4 Hrs.


    • Admin

      Dear Venkata,
      Luminous zelio + exide inva master combo is better.

      • Venkata M

        Thank you!!

  • rajesh

    Hello Ravi, Pl. evaluate the UTL make inverter. They are providing the inverters with Battery backup status indicator.

    • Admin


  • Amit

    Microtak SEBz models are come in both sine wave and square wave..
    I want to buy Exide IT500 Super (180) with Microtak SEBz 1100 VA is it a best Combination..?
    I m form MP power cut is 2-3 hours Only in a day..

    • Admin

      Dear Amit,
      When you choose to buy premium inverter battery like Exide IT500,
      we would like to recommend premium inverter models like Luminous zelio 1100 Va and Sukam Falcon plus 1100 Va, these are lot more better than microtek sebz model.