When you decide to purchase an inverter and battery as an alternate power source for your home or office, it is imperative that you treat your inverter battery with care to get the best out of your purchase and extend its lifespan. Our team of experts have compiled some tips to help you manage and extend the lifespan of your inverter battery.
Keep your inverter batteries corrosion free and rust free.
Rusting in terminals reduces the current flow to and from the battery. This restricted flow of current results in slow battery charging and decreases battery life and eventually affects your inverter back up. If corrosion and rust occur, pour hot water + baking soda solution on the corrosive area or use a toothbrush for cleaning; this will help remove the corrosion. To avoid rust and corrosion keep your battery in a dry place and apply petroleum jelly on the terminals.
Use inverter battery regularly
Make regular use of the inverter battery. In case you don’t witness any power-cuts in your house or office, discharge the battery completely once every month and then charge it again. It is imperative to charge the inverter batteries correctly to maintain the backup time.
Keep in Cool Place away from Dust
Use a well-ventilated area for inverter installation. The inverter battery gets heated up during charging and operation, so it is important to have a cool temperature to reduce the heating up of the battery. Always keep the surface and sides of battery clean and dust free. Use a cotton cloth to clean these surfaces.
Check your battery water level
Check your battery water level every two months. Make sure you maintain the water level between recommended level. Always top up the battery with distilled water. Do not use tap water or rain water as it contains excess minerals and impurities which affect the life and performance of the battery.
Replace worn out batteries
Replace the batteries of your inverter if they are worn out. Over time batteries lose their designated capacity thus reducing the backup. Buy quality batteries that will last longer and also guarantee the correct charge storage capacity. Inferior quality batteries fail prematurely and do not offer sufficient backup. Luminous batteries are the most efficient batteries. They have an intricate design, excellent efficiency, longer operational life, and low maintenance.