Battery is the backbone of an inverter. It is responsible for the good performance and long life of your inverter. Therefore regular maintenance and care of the battery is very crucial. Just like any other home appliance your inverter and its battery require regular maintenance for effective operation and longer life. Though they do not beautify your home like your steel coating double door refrigerator or your black shiny microwave, but they do help you live comfortably in the most difficult time i.e. power cut.
Here are some inverter battery maintenance tips:
- Always use a well ventilated area for inverter installation. The inverter battery gets heated up during charging and operation. An airy place reduces the heating up of the battery.It also reduces the frequent water topping requirement.
- After installation use battery on a regular basis. If the power cut does not occur, discharge the battery completely once every month and then recharge it.
- Check the water level of battery every two months. Ensure that the water level is maintained between the maximum and minimum water limit. 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.
- Always keep the surface and sides of battery clean and dust free. Use cotton cloth to clean these surfaces.