In last article, we gave a list of safety tips for power inverter. Here, we add more to it. As said, even if you find the best power inverter you are looking for, you can only take full advantage of it through proper use. Please be sure to read the inverter’s operation manual of your unit for safe use.
More Guideline for proper installation
Connecting the inverter to the battery may cause a spark. Keep your inverter far from anything that produces flammable gases. As soon as you’ve connected the inverter review, ensure that is stays as far as possible from your car’s engine compartment, in the cool, dry space. This prevents the device from overheating and prevents any fumes from igniting if the device sparks.
For anything you’ll connect, only use safety-approved electrical cords, dry and undamaged, which are rated for a minimum of 15 amps. Route them via a dry area where they can’t be squeezed or smashed. Never leave an inverter plugged into a line where other power might feed into inverter.
When working with your power inverter continuously in the vehicle that isn’t running, the engine must be started off at least one time an hour for 10-15 minutes to help keep the battery from discharging. Never start a vehicle within an enclosed garage because of likelihood of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Certainly not install inverter inside the engine compartment. Cables and inverter should stay cool, dry and untangled. Never put the inverter on or near heating vents, radiators or other sources of heat, including operation in direct sunlight or any flammable materials. Ideal air temperature is between 50° and 80° F. Be sure that your vehicle’s wiring harness are designed for the current before plugging inside an inverter to your cigarette lighter. For safer use, you may want to hard wire the inverter straight to the battery.
Look into the owner’s manual for the proper wire size when hooking up the inverter to the battery. It is advisable to use copper wire over aluminum, which could resist the current flow.
Dealing with car batteries could be hazardous and may lead to serious injury, and improper use of a power inverter can result in electrocution or battery failure.
How to protect your inverter
Don’t hook up the inverter and yet another AC source to the AC wiring simultaneously. The inverter is going to be damaged if its output is plugged into AC voltage from another source. Damage may even occur if your inverter is turned off.
Reverse polarity connections could blow fuses inside the inverter and could forever damage it.If the inverter’s internal temperature get too hot, it will probably turn off. Restart it just after it cools down.
Inverters perform best using a fully charged battery in good shape. A poor battery is going to be drained very easily if demands are extremely high.
Make sure your battery’s condition before employing an inverter to avoid becoming stranded. When the power inverter is being used as the vehicle is running as with the case of a road trip, tthere shouldn’t be problem with the extra draw, assuming the battery and alternator are typically in good shape. Always employ a power inverter rated 10-20% greater than the total wattage of the devices you would like to use; always take into account surge wattage before using inverter. Don’t overload the outlets.
As always, we try out best to make sure all the information here is correct. But, there will be typos inevitably. Please always use the operation manual of your power inverter as your guidance when use power inverter. Furthermore, you should always get the help from the related professionals if there are confusion.