How Cheap Inverters Spoil Your Battery?
‘Cheap Inverters’ – I mean low cost, local made inverters/UPS.
Assume that you have Branded Exide battery and Low cost Local made Inverter combination for your home power back-up, we always insist our readers to invest on branded inverters instead of cheap local brands. Here we are going to list out all the problems you could face if you have the above configuration.
Reliable Inverter brands available in India are very limited and the numbers not even cross the single digit in count. Just Imagine how big the numbers of counterfeit products and cheap low quality products with outdated technology in manufacturing UPS / inverters.
10 Points to consider before you choose Local made cheap inverters!
Local made cheap inverters does not have smartly programmed microchip to control the charge current at various stages of battery charging, they simply supply same amperage and voltage right from the beginning to end of the charging schedule. Sometimes it seems like the inverter charges the battery very fast, but it definitely kills the battery in long run with its high charging current and overcharging.
Cheap inverter sometimes fails to cut off the charging current even after the battery attains the full charge level, this may lead to battery explosion or failure.
Unlike branded inverters, local inverters does not have short circuit protection, over charge protection, reverse polarity protection and MCB switch to safeguard the electronic gadgets connected to it.
Premature Battery failure due to bad control in battery charging.
High maintenance cost.
Frequent failures of components inside the inverter make it unfit for long term use.
No availability of service at your doorstep.
More Prone to failure on occurrence of lightning attack or high voltage from grid.
Switchover time greatly varies and not reliable like branded inverters, this causes rebooting in computers and Smart TV’s attached to it. Simply not suitable for computers.
Kills your cell phone battery with its worst waveform of current (even it is labeled as Pure sine wave).
Top 5 Home UPS/inverter Brands in India
- Mahindra Powerol