4 Most Common Inverter Problems and Their Solutions
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4 Most Common Inverter Problems and Their Solutions

With the electricity challenge today, inverters are becoming a necessary part of our homes. The fact that they are so common does not mean they are without problems. In fact, during the lifespan of an inverter, most homes face various issues at different times.

With the electricity challenge today, inverters are becoming a necessary part of our homes. The fact that they are so common does not mean they are without problems. In fact, during the lifespan of an inverter, most homes face various issues at different times.

 

Understanding these issues is essential because it will help you discover when there is a fault in your inverter. With this knowledge, you can check the inverter battery or casing, determine what the problem is? And at times know what to do to fix the problem.

 

One common indicator to suggest a fault with your inverter is when you hear a blaring alarm or beeps. This frustrating experience could be caused by any of the problems listed below;

 

1. Overloading the Inverter beyond its rated Capacity

2. Battery is low

3. Faulty Fan, hence overheating.

4. Faulty PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

 

Overloading the Inverter beyond its rated Capacity

 

Overloading the inverter can damage the Printed Circuit Board (PCB). This type of damage would result in an expensive repair.

 

We recommend you leave the load capacity at 50% of the inverter's size. Allowing space for future load increases. Apart from this being a safety measure to ensure your inverter last longer and works optimally, you will also enjoy a longer backup time. 

Low Battery  

Low battery is a normal (this is not a fault with the inverter) indication of a battery bank depletion. Luminous inverters are programmed to shut down at 10.8volts. The beeping caused by a low battery indicates that the battery needs to be recharged.

Faulty Fan, hence overheating. 

The ventilation system of an inverter consists of a fan that helps cool the inverter. If the fan becomes faulty and the ventilation system fails, the inverter can become overheated. This will cause damage to the PCB.  

When you hear a beeping sound coming from your inverter, check to see if the fan is faulty and needs to be replaced. You can visit any of our service centres for replacement.  

You can prevent having a faulty fan by ensuring your inverter is not install in a dusty place. And also ensure that it undergoes periodic servicing and vacuum cleaning regularly. 

Faulty PCB (Printed Circuit Board) 

A faulty PCB can be caused by a high-magnitude surge, overloading the inverter or overheating. If the PCB ever gets damaged, the only solution is to replace either the PCB or the faulty component that is bad. 

Luminous provides a 24-month warranty and a high-quality team of technicians. Trained to provide support throughout the warranty period and beyond.

Conclusion 

Equipping yourself with this knowledge, you can fix your device so that you can still use your appliances during a power outage. If the problem is beyond your comprehension, then you can contact a professional technician. 

Stay protected against power outages and always stay powered up with the luminous inverter – a cost-effective, durable, and reliable power backup solution.

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