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  • 1. What is meant by Backup Time?
     

    Backup Time is the duration for which the UPS runs after the power fails. Backup Time depends on the capacity of the battery and the usage of UPS (based on number of devices connected) in Battery Mode.

    The thumb rule of Battery Backup is lesser the usage, more the battery back up. 

    TIP : Generally  when installed at homes, you don’t have to opt for higher capacity batteries because you reduce the number of lights & fans as soon as power fails hence increasing the backup time .

     


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  • 2. What is Pro-rata Warranty?
     

    Pro-rata warranty is a kind of partial warranty that is used for non-repairable batteries.
    Under Pro-rata warranty, if a product fails before the end of the warranty cycle, the manufacturer replaces it at a cost that depends on the age of the item at the time of complaint. In this type of warranty only a part of the initial cost is covered. However, the replaced product is then covered by an equal new warranty.
    If your battery fails in the pro-rata warranty cycle then depending on the value of the battery, you will get discount on the current price of the newly replaced battery. The pro-rata warranty is counted from the date of purchase to the date of complain.
    For example if a battery has 24+06 (free of cost + pro-rata) months of warranty, and it fails in the 26 th month, then 75% (as 75% of its duty cycle is over) value of the battery will be deducted from its current price at that point of time. And you will get 25% discount on the MRP of the newly replaced battery.
    However most of the batteries we suggest on our website have an average life of 3-4 Years depending on the model .

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  • 3. Why use distilled water for inverter battery?
     

    Water from faucets, wells and other natural resources usually has dissolved minerals, salts and impurities. These minerals and salts fill the pores and form a layer on the plates, affecting the normal electro-chemical reaction that generates power in the battery. Presence of such chemical ions may drastically reduce the lifespan of the battery. Filtering tap water merely removes the suspended matter but not the dissolved minerals and non-ionic compounds. Advanced filters like ion-exchange or activated carbon filters remove most of the ionic and larger non-ionic compounds leaving smaller molecules in solution.

    Distilled water contains no dissolved minerals, salts, organic and in-organic compounds that may harm the battery. Therefore battery manufacturers recommend distilled water for better performance and longer battery life.

    Can RO water be used in battery?

    Reverse osmosis is a different process from distillation. RO water is also considered mineral-free like distilled water. The process of reverse osmosis removes all kinds of unwanted impurities, salts and ions from water, making it fit for human consumption. Regular service and maintenance of RO keeps the hardness, pH and TDS under permissible limit.

    Many inverter service centers use and suggest RO water for the battery top up, but they keep a check on TDS level, hardness and pH of water used to ensure that battery function is not hampered. But it is always recommended to use distilled water for your inverter batteries.

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  • 4. Why are Tubular Batteries most suitable for Inverters?
     

    A tubular battery uses technology that seals the active material in polyester tubes called gauntlets, instead of pasting it on the surface of the plate. As a result, there's no shedding or corrosion, ensuring long battery life. Owing to their toughness and durability, tubular batteries can operate at extreme temperatures, and are used in high cyclic applications involving frequent and prolonged power outages.

    Here are a few tubular batteries for you:

    Exide TM500L

    Luminous Inverlast 100 AH

    Amaron 150 AH

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  • 5. Tips to extend the back-up of your Inverter Battery
     

    The Performance and back up of an Inverter depends on its battery during power cuts. It’s the Back bone or heart of any Home UPS or Inverter.

    Inverters Keep Supplying Electricity to all the equipments connected on its circuit, just like our other latest home appliances, your Inverter and its battery requires regular maintenance for effective operations and longer backup life.

    Though maintaining the Inverter and Battery would be done by a qualified technician, below are some useful tips and suggestions to increase the back up of your Inverter .

    SWITCH TO ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTS AND OTHER APPLIANCES:
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    Go for energy saving devices to reduce power consumption from inverter batteries.

    For example, an ordinary bulb of 60 W or 100W uses 75- 80 % more energy than a CFL or LED bulb to provide the same amount of light.

    Similarly a ceiling fan with better copper wiring consumes lesser power than a fan with poor quality winding. Poor quality copper winding increases the resistance and increases the load on inverters. These days branded energy efficient fans are available in market which consume only 50 Watts ( 50% of a regular fan )

     

    SWITCH OFF UNWANTED LOADS DURING POWERCUTS
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    The habit of switching off unnecessary lights and fans during power cuts will not only extend the Battery backup but also charges the battery faster when the main power returns .

    Typically, a fully discharged battery takes approx 6- 7 hours to charge it back to 100 % and these 6-7 hours is when the charger gets activated in the inverter and consumes additional electricity for the charging.

    Therefore, when we use only the essential devices when the power fails , we not only enjoy a long backup but also save money as the battery is charged faster because of lesser usage.

    TIP: This practice of switching off unwanted lights and fans can be implemented every day even when using on main power hence reducing your Power bills .

    GET BATTERY WIRES & CONNECTORS CHECKED.
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    Some times during relocation, we ourselves fix back the inverter if UPS provision is already available. The Battery wires should have proper lugs and should to be tightened to a certain torque. If these is not done properly, there is a loss of Power and the battery wires too get heated up . This usually results in lower back up as the battery doesn’t get charged properly and doesn’t give the 100 % output due to the loss.

    Also it’s not that only topping up of distilled water is required, the terminals have to be free from corrosion, rust and dust to give you the desired back up .

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  • 1. We stay in a rented House / I have not done any special wiring for Inverters at my home.
     

    Not to worry even if had not planned for a UPS earlier and not made any provision for it. 

    Generally in any house, the wiring is divided in to 2 parts – LIGHTING & HEATING CIRCUITS.

    And how do you determine this?

    You will notice 2 BIG Switches or a Box with MCB’s  near the main door in the Living room which is the point of entry of the power cables into your house ( MCB’s are devices which trip and cut-off power in case of short circuit, etc.) .  We will draw wires from this Switch/MCB Junction, run them behind a clean white casing up to the place where the UPS is kept. This additional wiring will be done by our professional Electrician.

    For those of you who are staying in a rented House / Flat and do not want any kind of drilling work, the UPS can be installed using a Moulded Black Wire and can be removed when shifting the house.


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  • 2. What do you mean by Lighting Circuit & Heating Circuit?
     

    Typically in any residential House at the time of construction, the wiring would be divided in to two major circuits - a Lighting Circuit and a Heating Circuit

    Lighting Circuit: All the house lights, fans and wall sockets ( 2 PIN & 5 Amp 3-PIN Sockets )  in the Living Room &  Bedrooms would be connected in the Lighting Circuit.

    Heating Circuit: Appliances like Geysers, Fridge, Water Pump, Air Conditioners and 15 Amp 3-PIN Sockets given in the Kitchen for microwave, Grinder, etc. would be connected on a Heating Circuit.

    In a majority of cases, customers opt for the UPS supply to be connected only to the Lighting Circuit.


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  • 3. How far from the Inverter should I keep the Batteries?
     

    Keep the Cables between your inverter and batteries as short as possible. This will help your batteries perform their best and keep the inverter’s signal clean. The Cables that come with the inverter are “rated” or good for up to 3 Ft gauge cable.

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  • 4. What is Pro-rata Warranty?
     

    Pro-rata warranty is a kind of partial warranty that is used for non-repairable batteries.
    Under Pro-rata warranty, if a product fails before the end of the warranty cycle, the manufacturer replaces it at a cost that depends on the age of the item at the time of complaint. In this type of warranty only a part of the initial cost is covered. However, the replaced product is then covered by an equal new warranty.
    If your battery fails in the pro-rata warranty cycle then depending on the value of the battery, you will get discount on the current price of the newly replaced battery. The pro-rata warranty is counted from the date of purchase to the date of complain.
    For example if a battery has 24+06 (free of cost + pro-rata) months of warranty, and it fails in the 26 th month, then 75% (as 75% of its duty cycle is over) value of the battery will be deducted from its current price at that point of time. And you will get 25% discount on the MRP of the newly replaced battery.
    However most of the batteries we suggest on our website have an average life of 3-4 Years depending on the model .

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  • 5. How do i know if i have the right provision at my place to Install an UPS?
     

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    If you have a similar switches with a wire looped back in your house, Then the UPS Provision is ready and you just need to plug in the UPS System. You can even check if the UPS wiring is done for all the desired points by switching off these plugs when main power in present. During the test, whatever got switched off and not working would be in UPS Line and would work on UPS during power cuts.
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  • 6. What if there is no provision done previously for installing an UPS?
     

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    If the provision of installing an inverter is not done (like shown in the earlier picture)

    We need to pull a wire externally from the MCB box to the place where the UPS has to be installed.

    A small 15A Switch and Socket Box has to be fixed near the UPS and the other end of wire coming from the MCB box is connected to it.

    At the time of installing the UPS, we identify and isolate the Heating Devices by connecting the ups to lighting Circuits only.

    In some cases, Heating and Lighting is Mixed in some parts of the Home at a time of construction, Customers need to manual Switch off those devices

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  • 7. How are the wires distributed for the Installation?
     

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    HOUSE WIRING DISTRIBUTION-2

    In any house, will find a MCB Panel Board, Some MCB would control all the Lights, fans and all Small 5A sockets located in Hall, Bedrooms and Kitchen and the REST MCB would control the Gysers, Microwave, AC, refrigirator, and Bigger 15A sockets located in Kitchen.

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  • 8. What if we are not able to locate a MCB Panel Board?
     

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    HOUSE WIRING DISTRIBUTION-1

    In any house, if you do not find a MCB Panel Board,you should ba able to locate these Big Switches shown in the picture.

    One Switch would control the Gysers, Microwave, AC, Refrigrator and Bigger 15A sockets located in Kitchen.
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  • 1. What is the difference between an Inverter and an UPS?
     

    Latest Inverters & UPS have been  given a new name “HOME UPS“ .

    Earlier , when these products used to be  designed and manufactured , an UPS would have additional components compared to an Inverter for better switching time so that the Computers do not restart due to the delay . Also UPS used to have a Built in AVR (automatic Voltage Regulator ) so that the Computer doesn’t get damaged due to fluctuations & low Voltages . the Fast Switching time & AVR did not work well specially on Lights & Fan Load . That’s why we used to have different models for Computers & Lighting Load.



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  • 2. What exactly are these new Home UPS Systems?
     

    Home UPS is a combination of both an inverter for lighting use + UPS for computer use in one solution . In this age of digitalization, we are depending on Internet Modems, WIFI Routers, TV Setup boxes , LED Smart TVs and DVD players for our work and entertainment at our homes. For all these new electronic equipments, we require fast switchover time so that these equipments do not restart as soon as the power fails and inverter switches on.  Today , Any Home UPS can be connected to either Lighting  / Computers / Mix of lights & computer.


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  • 3. How do I choose the right capacity of UPS ?
     

    It is very simple to calculate your usage especially for a home. All you have to do is calculate how many lights , fans & electronic appliances you want to run on HOME UPS after the Power Fails .

    For Example if you have a 2 bedroom flat and 3 people staying at home , you may use 1 light and 1 fan each in a hall and one bedroom with 1 TV . so usage would be 2 Lights + 2 Fans + 1 TV .

    Approx 2 lights * 50 Watts + 2 Fans * 100Watts + 1 32inch LCD TV * 100Watts = 400Watts

    So ,you need to decide on a 800-900VA Home UPS Model which would give you 650Watts of output .

    Check out our Power Calculator to estimate your power consumption.   Launch Power Calculator


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  • 4. What is meant by Backup Time?
     

    Backup Time is the duration for which the UPS runs after the power fails. Backup Time depends on the capacity of the battery and the usage of UPS (based on number of devices connected) in Battery Mode.

    The thumb rule of Battery Backup is lesser the usage, more the battery back up. 

    TIP : Generally  when installed at homes, you don’t have to opt for higher capacity batteries because you reduce the number of lights & fans as soon as power fails hence increasing the backup time .

     


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  • 5. We stay in a rented House / I have not done any special wiring for Inverters at my home.
     

    Not to worry even if had not planned for a UPS earlier and not made any provision for it. 

    Generally in any house, the wiring is divided in to 2 parts – LIGHTING & HEATING CIRCUITS.

    And how do you determine this?

    You will notice 2 BIG Switches or a Box with MCB’s  near the main door in the Living room which is the point of entry of the power cables into your house ( MCB’s are devices which trip and cut-off power in case of short circuit, etc.) .  We will draw wires from this Switch/MCB Junction, run them behind a clean white casing up to the place where the UPS is kept. This additional wiring will be done by our professional Electrician.

    For those of you who are staying in a rented House / Flat and do not want any kind of drilling work, the UPS can be installed using a Moulded Black Wire and can be removed when shifting the house.


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  • 6. What will happen if I overload my Digital UPS?
     

    A Digital UPS is completely protected against the variations in the load level. If you try overloading the unit, it will attempt re starting 3 times so that you can reduce the load in between. If the load remains the same after 3 re-starts, then the unit will shut down automatically. In case of any short circuit, your home UPS will sense it immediately and the unit will switch off immediately.

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  • 7. What is the difference between a Sine Wave Inverter and Square Wave Inverter?
     

    The names Square Wave and Sine Wave refer to the shape of the output provided by a Digital UPS / Inverter.

    Our normal electrical power will always provide a Sine Wave supply, and therefore it is perfect for all types of electrical appliances. A Sine Wave Digital UPS / Inverter will provide a pure Sine Wave output very much like what we get from our electricity board supply (e.g. BESCOM).

    Pure Sine Wave UPS / Inverter reduces audible noise in fans, audio amplifiers, etc.

    A Square Wave UPS / Inverter is a series of small Square Waves building up into a big Sine Wave. Some devices may not run smoothly with a Square Wave UPS / Inverter.

    Inductive loads like microwave ovens and motors run faster, quieter and cooler with pure sine.

    One Pure Sine Wave UPS / Inverter we refer is the Luminous Ecovolt. To buy this product click : Luminous Ecovolt 1650VA

     

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  • 8. What is Pro-rata Warranty?
     

    Pro-rata warranty is a kind of partial warranty that is used for non-repairable batteries.
    Under Pro-rata warranty, if a product fails before the end of the warranty cycle, the manufacturer replaces it at a cost that depends on the age of the item at the time of complaint. In this type of warranty only a part of the initial cost is covered. However, the replaced product is then covered by an equal new warranty.
    If your battery fails in the pro-rata warranty cycle then depending on the value of the battery, you will get discount on the current price of the newly replaced battery. The pro-rata warranty is counted from the date of purchase to the date of complain.
    For example if a battery has 24+06 (free of cost + pro-rata) months of warranty, and it fails in the 26 th month, then 75% (as 75% of its duty cycle is over) value of the battery will be deducted from its current price at that point of time. And you will get 25% discount on the MRP of the newly replaced battery.
    However most of the batteries we suggest on our website have an average life of 3-4 Years depending on the model .

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  • 1. What is the difference between an Inverter and an UPS?
     

    Latest Inverters & UPS have been  given a new name “HOME UPS“ .

    Earlier , when these products used to be  designed and manufactured , an UPS would have additional components compared to an Inverter for better switching time so that the Computers do not restart due to the delay . Also UPS used to have a Built in AVR (automatic Voltage Regulator ) so that the Computer doesn’t get damaged due to fluctuations & low Voltages . the Fast Switching time & AVR did not work well specially on Lights & Fan Load . That’s why we used to have different models for Computers & Lighting Load.



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  • 2. What exactly are these new Home UPS Systems?
     

    Home UPS is a combination of both an inverter for lighting use + UPS for computer use in one solution . In this age of digitalization, we are depending on Internet Modems, WIFI Routers, TV Setup boxes , LED Smart TVs and DVD players for our work and entertainment at our homes. For all these new electronic equipments, we require fast switchover time so that these equipments do not restart as soon as the power fails and inverter switches on.  Today , Any Home UPS can be connected to either Lighting  / Computers / Mix of lights & computer.


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  • 3. How do I choose the right capacity of UPS ?
     

    It is very simple to calculate your usage especially for a home. All you have to do is calculate how many lights , fans & electronic appliances you want to run on HOME UPS after the Power Fails .

    For Example if you have a 2 bedroom flat and 3 people staying at home , you may use 1 light and 1 fan each in a hall and one bedroom with 1 TV . so usage would be 2 Lights + 2 Fans + 1 TV .

    Approx 2 lights * 50 Watts + 2 Fans * 100Watts + 1 32inch LCD TV * 100Watts = 400Watts

    So ,you need to decide on a 800-900VA Home UPS Model which would give you 650Watts of output .

    Check out our Power Calculator to estimate your power consumption.   Launch Power Calculator


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  • 4. What is meant by Backup Time?
     

    Backup Time is the duration for which the UPS runs after the power fails. Backup Time depends on the capacity of the battery and the usage of UPS (based on number of devices connected) in Battery Mode.

    The thumb rule of Battery Backup is lesser the usage, more the battery back up. 

    TIP : Generally  when installed at homes, you don’t have to opt for higher capacity batteries because you reduce the number of lights & fans as soon as power fails hence increasing the backup time .

     


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  • 5. We stay in a rented House / I have not done any special wiring for Inverters at my home.
     

    Not to worry even if had not planned for a UPS earlier and not made any provision for it. 

    Generally in any house, the wiring is divided in to 2 parts – LIGHTING & HEATING CIRCUITS.

    And how do you determine this?

    You will notice 2 BIG Switches or a Box with MCB’s  near the main door in the Living room which is the point of entry of the power cables into your house ( MCB’s are devices which trip and cut-off power in case of short circuit, etc.) .  We will draw wires from this Switch/MCB Junction, run them behind a clean white casing up to the place where the UPS is kept. This additional wiring will be done by our professional Electrician.

    For those of you who are staying in a rented House / Flat and do not want any kind of drilling work, the UPS can be installed using a Moulded Black Wire and can be removed when shifting the house.


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  • 6. What do you mean by Lighting Circuit & Heating Circuit?
     

    Typically in any residential House at the time of construction, the wiring would be divided in to two major circuits - a Lighting Circuit and a Heating Circuit

    Lighting Circuit: All the house lights, fans and wall sockets ( 2 PIN & 5 Amp 3-PIN Sockets )  in the Living Room &  Bedrooms would be connected in the Lighting Circuit.

    Heating Circuit: Appliances like Geysers, Fridge, Water Pump, Air Conditioners and 15 Amp 3-PIN Sockets given in the Kitchen for microwave, Grinder, etc. would be connected on a Heating Circuit.

    In a majority of cases, customers opt for the UPS supply to be connected only to the Lighting Circuit.


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  • 7. How far from the Inverter should I keep the Batteries?
     

    Keep the Cables between your inverter and batteries as short as possible. This will help your batteries perform their best and keep the inverter’s signal clean. The Cables that come with the inverter are “rated” or good for up to 3 Ft gauge cable.

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  • 8. What will happen if I overload my Digital UPS?
     

    A Digital UPS is completely protected against the variations in the load level. If you try overloading the unit, it will attempt re starting 3 times so that you can reduce the load in between. If the load remains the same after 3 re-starts, then the unit will shut down automatically. In case of any short circuit, your home UPS will sense it immediately and the unit will switch off immediately.

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  • 9. What is the difference between a Sine Wave Inverter and Square Wave Inverter?
     

    The names Square Wave and Sine Wave refer to the shape of the output provided by a Digital UPS / Inverter.

    Our normal electrical power will always provide a Sine Wave supply, and therefore it is perfect for all types of electrical appliances. A Sine Wave Digital UPS / Inverter will provide a pure Sine Wave output very much like what we get from our electricity board supply (e.g. BESCOM).

    Pure Sine Wave UPS / Inverter reduces audible noise in fans, audio amplifiers, etc.

    A Square Wave UPS / Inverter is a series of small Square Waves building up into a big Sine Wave. Some devices may not run smoothly with a Square Wave UPS / Inverter.

    Inductive loads like microwave ovens and motors run faster, quieter and cooler with pure sine.

    One Pure Sine Wave UPS / Inverter we refer is the Luminous Ecovolt. To buy this product click : Luminous Ecovolt 1650VA

     

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  • 10. What is Pro-rata Warranty?
     

    Pro-rata warranty is a kind of partial warranty that is used for non-repairable batteries.
    Under Pro-rata warranty, if a product fails before the end of the warranty cycle, the manufacturer replaces it at a cost that depends on the age of the item at the time of complaint. In this type of warranty only a part of the initial cost is covered. However, the replaced product is then covered by an equal new warranty.
    If your battery fails in the pro-rata warranty cycle then depending on the value of the battery, you will get discount on the current price of the newly replaced battery. The pro-rata warranty is counted from the date of purchase to the date of complain.
    For example if a battery has 24+06 (free of cost + pro-rata) months of warranty, and it fails in the 26 th month, then 75% (as 75% of its duty cycle is over) value of the battery will be deducted from its current price at that point of time. And you will get 25% discount on the MRP of the newly replaced battery.
    However most of the batteries we suggest on our website have an average life of 3-4 Years depending on the model .

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  • 11. Why use distilled water for inverter battery?
     

    Water from faucets, wells and other natural resources usually has dissolved minerals, salts and impurities. These minerals and salts fill the pores and form a layer on the plates, affecting the normal electro-chemical reaction that generates power in the battery. Presence of such chemical ions may drastically reduce the lifespan of the battery. Filtering tap water merely removes the suspended matter but not the dissolved minerals and non-ionic compounds. Advanced filters like ion-exchange or activated carbon filters remove most of the ionic and larger non-ionic compounds leaving smaller molecules in solution.

    Distilled water contains no dissolved minerals, salts, organic and in-organic compounds that may harm the battery. Therefore battery manufacturers recommend distilled water for better performance and longer battery life.

    Can RO water be used in battery?

    Reverse osmosis is a different process from distillation. RO water is also considered mineral-free like distilled water. The process of reverse osmosis removes all kinds of unwanted impurities, salts and ions from water, making it fit for human consumption. Regular service and maintenance of RO keeps the hardness, pH and TDS under permissible limit.

    Many inverter service centers use and suggest RO water for the battery top up, but they keep a check on TDS level, hardness and pH of water used to ensure that battery function is not hampered. But it is always recommended to use distilled water for your inverter batteries.

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  • 12. Why are Tubular Batteries most suitable for Inverters?
     

    A tubular battery uses technology that seals the active material in polyester tubes called gauntlets, instead of pasting it on the surface of the plate. As a result, there's no shedding or corrosion, ensuring long battery life. Owing to their toughness and durability, tubular batteries can operate at extreme temperatures, and are used in high cyclic applications involving frequent and prolonged power outages.

    Here are a few tubular batteries for you:

    Exide TM500L

    Luminous Inverlast 100 AH

    Amaron 150 AH

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  • 13. How do i know if i have the right provision at my place to Install an UPS?
     

    slide01
    If you have a similar switches with a wire looped back in your house, Then the UPS Provision is ready and you just need to plug in the UPS System. You can even check if the UPS wiring is done for all the desired points by switching off these plugs when main power in present. During the test, whatever got switched off and not working would be in UPS Line and would work on UPS during power cuts.
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  • 14. What if there is no provision done previously for installing an UPS?
     

    slide2
    If the provision of installing an inverter is not done (like shown in the earlier picture)

    We need to pull a wire externally from the MCB box to the place where the UPS has to be installed.

    A small 15A Switch and Socket Box has to be fixed near the UPS and the other end of wire coming from the MCB box is connected to it.

    At the time of installing the UPS, we identify and isolate the Heating Devices by connecting the ups to lighting Circuits only.

    In some cases, Heating and Lighting is Mixed in some parts of the Home at a time of construction, Customers need to manual Switch off those devices

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  • 15. How are the wires distributed for the Installation?
     

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    HOUSE WIRING DISTRIBUTION-2

    In any house, will find a MCB Panel Board, Some MCB would control all the Lights, fans and all Small 5A sockets located in Hall, Bedrooms and Kitchen and the REST MCB would control the Gysers, Microwave, AC, refrigirator, and Bigger 15A sockets located in Kitchen.

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  • 16. What if we are not able to locate a MCB Panel Board?
     

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    In any house, if you do not find a MCB Panel Board,you should ba able to locate these Big Switches shown in the picture.

    One Switch would control the Gysers, Microwave, AC, Refrigrator and Bigger 15A sockets located in Kitchen.
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  • 17. Tips to extend the back-up of your Inverter Battery
     

    The Performance and back up of an Inverter depends on its battery during power cuts. It’s the Back bone or heart of any Home UPS or Inverter.

    Inverters Keep Supplying Electricity to all the equipments connected on its circuit, just like our other latest home appliances, your Inverter and its battery requires regular maintenance for effective operations and longer backup life.

    Though maintaining the Inverter and Battery would be done by a qualified technician, below are some useful tips and suggestions to increase the back up of your Inverter .

    SWITCH TO ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTS AND OTHER APPLIANCES:
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    Go for energy saving devices to reduce power consumption from inverter batteries.

    For example, an ordinary bulb of 60 W or 100W uses 75- 80 % more energy than a CFL or LED bulb to provide the same amount of light.

    Similarly a ceiling fan with better copper wiring consumes lesser power than a fan with poor quality winding. Poor quality copper winding increases the resistance and increases the load on inverters. These days branded energy efficient fans are available in market which consume only 50 Watts ( 50% of a regular fan )

     

    SWITCH OFF UNWANTED LOADS DURING POWERCUTS
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    The habit of switching off unnecessary lights and fans during power cuts will not only extend the Battery backup but also charges the battery faster when the main power returns .

    Typically, a fully discharged battery takes approx 6- 7 hours to charge it back to 100 % and these 6-7 hours is when the charger gets activated in the inverter and consumes additional electricity for the charging.

    Therefore, when we use only the essential devices when the power fails , we not only enjoy a long backup but also save money as the battery is charged faster because of lesser usage.

    TIP: This practice of switching off unwanted lights and fans can be implemented every day even when using on main power hence reducing your Power bills .

    GET BATTERY WIRES & CONNECTORS CHECKED.
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    Some times during relocation, we ourselves fix back the inverter if UPS provision is already available. The Battery wires should have proper lugs and should to be tightened to a certain torque. If these is not done properly, there is a loss of Power and the battery wires too get heated up . This usually results in lower back up as the battery doesn’t get charged properly and doesn’t give the 100 % output due to the loss.

    Also it’s not that only topping up of distilled water is required, the terminals have to be free from corrosion, rust and dust to give you the desired back up .

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