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Category Name - Battery Care16 Jan 2017

Tips To Maintain Your Inverter Battery

BY Exide
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In these days of technologically advanced gadgets, we cannot remain disconnected with our devices even for a few seconds. Power cuts, however, are a major issue that one has to deal with on a regular basis. These hindrances can last for hours on end and can lead to a lot of frustration.
Fortunately, there are solutions that can provide considerable power for all the electronic devices that are at our disposal. Inverters are the answer for long lasting power needs while being reliable and cost effective in the long run.
Even though inverter batteries require little maintenance, we still need to provide some upkeep for them. Following these inverter battery maintenance tips ensures a longer life for the product and ideal power output for all your requirements:

  • Always store the battery in an airy space

Inverter batteries do provide a lot of power but they also heat up when they are charged or when used. It is advisable to keep these inverter batteries in an open/airy location to ensure heat dissipates easily from the device.

  • Keep the inverter away from fires and smoke

It is recommended to keep these inverter batteries in a safe space, away from fire or smoke. The batteries could get affected by this leading to unnecessary sparks and safety hazards.

  • Use the battery regularly

To maintain the inverter battery's charge, it should be used regularly. Even if a power cut does not occur for a considerable amount of time, you should discharge the battery at least once a month and then recharge it to full capacity.

  • Take care of the terminals

A regular occurrence for inverter batteries is the corrosion of the terminals. The best way to clean them is to use a mixture of hot water and baking soda, then scrub them with a toothbrush.
The battery should be disconnected from the inverter and necessary precautions should be taken before this step is done.
It is also advisable to use petroleum jelly on these terminals to keep them corrosion free.
Some more inverter battery maintenance tips:

  • Only top up the inverter with distilled water

The inverter battery should be only topped up with distilled water and not tap water as it affects the charge of the product due to the impurities present. Further, the water level for these batteries should be checked every two months and the level should never fall below the 'minimum' limit.

  • Keep the battery surface clean

The surface of the inverter battery must be kept clean and free from dust and other impurities. The best way to do this is by using a cotton cloth on the surface of the battery.

  • Ensure proper loading of devices

Although inverters are a great option, we should not connect several high power devices to them. It is recommended to read up on what can be connected to your inverter prior to their use during a power failure.
Ensuring top level performance of inverter batteries is easy if the above inverter battery maintenance tips are followed. If you are unsure about how to deal with the inverter batteries at your premises you should seek professional help.
Exide is always ready to guide you with our quality products and services. Feel free to send in your queries by visiting the Contact Us section on the Exide Care website.

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