4 things to consider when choosing between inverter and generator

2021-11-03 10:58:03 jact_elec

4 things to consider when choosing between inverter and generator

Many people ask us why we should choose hydraulic generators instead of inverters. The purpose of this article is to give you an in-depth understanding of the factors to consider when choosing between the two. Both hydraulic generators and inverters have their own advantages. Let us start with the placement of the power supply.

Where should the power supply be placed?

First, you need to consider where to install the power supply. Is it installed in the cargo box of the truck or in the side box of the excavator? Dust, dirt, and various mechanical shocks can be fatal to the power supply, so you need to consider this when choosing a location. In addition, you also need to consider whether you can easily use the power socket. What you need to know is that inverters are electronic devices, so they are more susceptible to dust, humidity and mechanical shocks. The hydraulic generator has a sturdy structure so that it can work in more demanding environments.

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How much power do you need?

Second, you need to know how much power is needed. Because the output capacity is related to the actual size of the power supply. Low-power inverters are very small, but when you are looking for more powerful solutions, hydraulic generators will become more attractive. When three-phase power is required, hydraulic generators are usually smaller than equivalent inverters. Based on experience, you need to consider using hydraulic generators when power demand is high.

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How will you use it? How often is it used?

Third, the amount of use and the method of use are also very important factors. If you use a small amount of electricity occasionally, a small inverter may be enough. In addition, inverters are often used to charge the batteries of battery-powered tools during driving.

Just don’t forget to turn off the inverter when not in use to prevent the connected electrical appliances from draining the vehicle’s battery. Long-term use of the inverter will also increase the burden on the battery of the vehicle or machine, because it will always use the battery when it is turned on.

If you need electricity every day, you need to consider a hydraulic generator designed for professional use. The hydraulic generator generates electricity through the ability of hydraulic flow, so the engine carrying the vehicle or machine will run when the generator is used. The hydraulic generator will not increase the burden on the battery of the vehicle and will not cause it to lose electricity.

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Due to the compact size of the generator, you can have a reliable and powerful power supply without sacrificing a lot of installation space. In addition, these generators are designed for long-term use. In fact, some users even remove and reinstall the hydraulic generator installed on their old equipment to their newly purchased equipment.

There are also many vehicles equipped with inverters for battery charging and hydraulic generators for driving electric tools.

What kind of electricity do you need?

The fourth point to consider is the quality of power. This can be a bit confusing. An important thing to understand when choosing a power source is the type of AC. The main question is: is it a pure sine wave or a tuned sine wave?

To make a long story short, a pure sine wave allows you to use more sophisticated tools and equipment. For example, LED lights and laptop computers require pure sine wave electricity. The adjusted sine wave can cause LED lights to flicker or electrical equipment to make strange noises. The pure sine wave will not cause these problems.

The points above help you evaluate options. As said, both have their own advantages, and it all depends on your needs.