Inverters 12v dc to 240v ac

5 Permanent Installation

5.1 Where to Install

After the 2500W INVERTER has passed the Quick Operational Check, you may proceed with permanent installation. The 2500W INVERTER should be installed in a location that meets the following requirements:

a) Dry - Do not allow water to drip or splash on the 2500W INVERTER.

b) Cool - Ambient air temperature should be between O°C and 25 °C (32°F and 77°F) The cooler the better.

c) Ventilated - Ensure that the unit is in a compartment that is ventilated, and that you allow at least l inch (2.5cm) of clearance around the 2500W INVERTER for air flow. Ensure that ventilation openings on the front and rear of the unit are not obstructed.
d) Safe - Do not install 2500W INVERTER in the same compartment as batteries or in any compartment capable of storing flammable liquids such as gasoline. (See warning below)
e) Close to Battery- Install as close to the battery as possible in order to minimize the length of cable required to connect the inverter to the battery, but not in the same compartment. It is better and cheaper to run longer AC wires than longer DC cables, because of the much lower currency in the AC wires.

CAUTION! To reduce fire hazard, do not cover or obstruct ventilation openings. Do not install 2500W INVERTER in a zero-clearance compartment. Overheating may result.

WARNING! This equipment contains components which tend to produce arcs or sparks. To reduce risk of fire or explosion do not install in compartments containing batteries or flammable materials or in locations which require ignition protected equipment.

Mount the 2500W on a flat surface using the mounting flanges on the front and rear panels. Mounting hardware should be corrosion resistant and # 10 or larger, 2500W may be mounted horizontally or vertically.

5.2 Battery

The battery you use strongly affects the performance you can expect from your 2500W INVERTER. It is important to connect the 2500W INVERTER to the correct size and type of battery. The following information will help you select the appropriate batteries for your application.

Battery type
The lead - acid battery which is probably most familiar is the starting battery in your automobile. An automotive starting battery is designed to deliver a large amount of current for a short period of time (so it can start your engine). Only a small portion of the battery's capacity is used when starting the engine and it is quickly recharged by the running engine. It is not designed for repeated charge-discharge cycles where the battery is almost completely discharged and then recharged. If it is used in this kind of deep discharge service, it will wear out very rapidly.

Deep-cycle lead-acid batteries are designed for deep discharge service where they will be repeatedly discharged and recharged. They are marketed for use in recreational vehicles, boats, and electric golf carts so you may see them referred to as RV batteries, marine batteries, or golf cart batteries.