Can inverter be switch off when not in use?
Updated: 2 days ago
A home inverter is one of the most essential devices of daily life, where power cuts can be troublemaking. And living with power for a while could make us feel unsafe and uncomfortable.
Being an electrical engineer, lots of my knows ask me questions about their home inverter and I always like to clear their doubt.
Here I am going to answer some of the questions about home inverters, that is
Can the inverter be switched off when not in use?
Yes, you can switch off your inverter when the batteries are fully charged and it is not in use. But it is not advisable if you are not leaving home for 1 or 2 months. Because this will make you start the inverter manually during power cuts and reduce your battery backup time [due to self-discharge of battrey] if the inverter is switched off for a long time.
Once the batteries are fully charged they consume power less than 1% of their capacity. Hence keeping the inverter ON won’t make any difference in your electricity bills. On the other hand, if you are leaving your home for 1 to 2 months you can switch off your inverter.
Do you wanna know more about self-discharge process in home inverter battereis? Read our Epic Blog on "Why home inverter battereis get Self-discharge".