Inverters vs. Generator
Living in South Africa we are faced with power outages and load shedding issues on a monthly basis, not to even mention the issue with cable theft!
Power Outages can mean great losses to businesses, not only financially but can miss valuable opportunities posted online and via email because of the lost time.
If you are thinking about investing in extra backup power, we have answers for you!
Pro’s and Con’s for Inverters
An inverter can keep your house running for up to 5 hours with only 2 batteries, but remember the bigger the batteries and the more batteries you attach, the longer they last!
Another Pro worth mentioning is that the starting up cost of a Inverter and the maintenance of an Inverter is cheaper than a conventional Diesel/Petrol Generator.
Another added benefit of an Inverter is that you can have a Solar Module installed, and get power from the sun. This might be a bit pricey in the beginning but will definitely pay off in the long run.
Then let’s take a look at the Inverter Con’s:
Another Con might be that if you don’t have a Solar Module installed you only have a certain amount of backup power. The amount may vary on the batteries that you are using, as well as the amount of batteries you are using.
When you have a Solar Module installed this won’t be much of a problem, as the batteries will constantly be charged by your solar panels.
Pro’s and Con’s for Generator:
And then we are obliged to also name the Generator’s Cons:
Now that you have all the pro’s and con’s concerning generators and inverters, you can make an informed decision on what to invest in for your home and/or business.
See this simple infographic with prices for everything you need to get the right backup power for your home/business:
Invest in your future for your business and convenience at home when there are power outages.
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