A battery is a vital part of solar system components. The operation of an inverter delivery an output power to supply to the home electrical system largely depends on its battery. Thus it is important to regularly care and maintain inverter batteries to keep them in good condition for a longer period.
Though sometimes after doing your best to care for your inverter batteries it ends up going dead than when you expected. well, there are several reasons behind the failure of your inverter batteries earlier than you expected. Below are the few reason;
1. Excess usage
Every inverter batteries have a life Span it can last when the battery is manufactured.
The life span of an inverter battery is very much dependent upon its usage. Batteries wear out quickly when they are used very often. DC to AC power Inverter utilizes the energy stored in batteries and supplies current to the electrical and electronic devices to keep them running during a power blackout. The more load or devices you use during power failure from the utility company, the more power will be drained out of batteries and this will cause the inverter batteries to wear out very fast.
2. Poor quality battery charger
They are a three-component unit which makes an inverter: the charger, battery and the inverter. The charger is connected to the power supply if it is an external charger, and it will charge the battery when the electricity is coming from the service mains from the utility company or from the solar panel grid. When a low-quality inverter battery charger is used it can destroy the battery faster than expected. This is because the charger might either charge the battery very fast or too slow. So it is best you use a good quality chargers which can equally enhance the life of the battery.
3. Overcharging battery
Overcharging results in corrosion of battery plates which eventually leads to premature battery failure. If your battery is becoming too hot, it is a sign that the battery is overcharged. Overcharging an inverter batteries causes it to die earlier than expected. So endeavor to use good quality charger which has an indicator that signals when the battery is fully charged and can disconnect supply to the battery from it cut off units for the protection of the inverter batteries.
4. Deep discharging the battery
Completely using an inverter batteries till it get into it Deep discharging point is not good for the health of the battery. Although, deep-cycle batteries like a lead-acid battery are designed and manufactured in a way it can be regularly deeply discharged using most of its capacity or stored power. But research shows that a battery loses its efficiency and capacity when it is subjected to regular deep discharge.
5. Lack of regular maintenance
Poor maintenance is one of the major reasons behind battery earlier damage than the expected period. Rust, corrosion, and dryness are the biggest enemies of an inverter battery. Rusting in the terminal of the battery reduces the current flow to and from the battery. This restricted flow of current leads to slow battery charging which ultimately reduces battery life span. There are some batteries that also require regular topping up with distilled water and cleaning. If top-up is not done than battery plates might get dried up. When this happens the batteries cannot be saved from failure.
6. Electrolyte leakage
Some inverter battery with time crack, when this happens the electrolyte leaks through the cracks, as a result of this It is very important to inspect inverter batteries regularly for any damage and fault. Lack of electrolyte also causes batteries to fail.
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