Get to know your Mercury Inverter. Learn the Mercury inverter tips and tricks to get the most out of your Inverter.
1. Use new Deep Cycle Batteries
The main job of an Inverter is to convert DC to AC, it draws from one or more batteries to power your home or office appliances. The best batteries for Inverter usage are Deep Cycle batteries. They are designed to provide a steady amount of current over a long period of time and to be deeply discharged over and over again.
2. Choose the right size Inverter for your needs
When it comes to Inverters, bigger does not always mean better. Choosing the wrong size Inverter could mean that you spend significantly more money than you need too. In most cases the bigger the capacity of Inverter the higher the voltage required to power it.
A 1.2kva Mercury Inverter requires only one 12 volts. A 2.4kva Mercury Inverter requires two 12 volt batteries connected in series to generate the required 24 volts.
3. Use Energy Saving Bulbs
Compared to normal light bulbs energy saving bulbs use on average about 25% – 80% less energy. Which means less load on your Inverter and longer runtime.
4. Use Energy Efficient Home Appliance
They will not only help you save money. They will also help you increase the number of hours your Inverter can run for each day. Both LG and Samsung have state of the art energy-efficient products. For example, you can buy A+++ Air conditioners, fridges and TVs. There are now TVs available which use less energy than a light bulbs
5. Implement Energy Saving Practices
Switch things off when you are not in the room, for example, lights, TVs, fans and game consoles. Make “turn it off when done” a family habit.
6. Respect Low Battery Alarm
When the Low Battery alarm on the Mercury Inverter sounds, turn the Inverter off. The alarm is there to warn you that the level of discharge is low. If you don,t turn off the alarm, your batteries will be excessively drained. If you continue to do this day after day you will eventually ruin your batteries.
7. Fully Charge New Batteries
When you buy new inverter batteries, make sure to fully charge them, before using for the first time. This will help ensure they service your longer.
8. Use Identical Batteries
For best performance, ensure all batteries are of the same brand, age and capacity.
9. Read the Manual
Before you install and use a Mercury Inverter. Read the user manual, all instructions and cautionary markings on the device and on the batteries.
10. Use Automatic Changeover Mode
Your family will not have to run around when NEPA strikes, the lights will remain on and the DSTV will not restart in the middle of your favourite programme.