Load shedding has been a significant problem in South Africa for the past few years. It has not only inconvenienced homeowners, but it has also cost business owners customers. With power outages becoming so common, many people are looking for a backup power source in case of an emergency. Power inverters are a fantastic option. If you’ve never heard about power inverters before- or are interested in learning more about them- then here is a helpful guide:
What is a power inverter?
Power inverters are small power conversion units that convert Direct Current (DC) into Alternating Current (AC). This means that they can be used to run electrical equipment such as aircon units, televisions, laptops, and more using devices including car batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels. The three main types of power inverters are sine wave inverters, modified sine wave inverters, and solar inverters. Sine wave inverters are best for running appliances that require more energy, such as washing machines, televisions, and computers. Modified sine wave inverters are typically used for powering smaller electronic devices such as microwaves and light bulbs.
Who needs a power inverter?
In the case of load shedding or a power outage, everyone can benefit from power inverters. If you are greatly affected by load shedding, such as if you run a business or work from home, then you could benefit from a power inverter. There is nothing worse than your internet going down and not being able to have that steaming cup of work coffee.
At the end of the day, power inverters are not necessities. However, they are extremely useful pieces of equipment. If you only need 200W of power or less, power inverters are the best option. Not only are they affordable, but they are also convenient and silent, unlike larger generators.
Be it home, commercial, industrial or corporate the solution can be found to fit your pocket and electrical requirements. Our electricians can advise you on the large range of invertors available whilst ensuring your electrical safety and peace of mind, so contact us today to find your solution.