Learn more about your inverter before buying it
MUST this MUST that, Phocos this Phocos that, Mercer that Mercer this, Hybrid this Offgrid that! There are many brands of inverters on the Zimbabwean Market today. Some are genuine some are are generics or fakes for want of a better word. How to tell them apart is very difficult but it all boils down to this. If its too cheap its probably generic or stolen.
We have put together this guide to help you tell them apart or at least avoid being gulliable. The solar market place has become so competitive so much that suppliers maybe tempted to omit a fact or two when selling you a solar inverter. The bigggest ommision that normally costs you in the long term is whether your inverter comes with a PWM or MPPT charge controller or not. This is often the reason why the inverter is cheap.
PWM controllers are way cheaper than MPPT controllers. A PWM is not designed to charge lithium batteries for instance. This limits your battery choices to GEL, AGM or Tubular. This means in the future you will not be able to add lithium batteries to your system unless you go for a stand alone MPPT charge controller.
Most reputable suppliers have spent a lot of time and money creating manuals which are available online for you to go through before buying their products. It is important to do your own reasearch before investing in Solar. This is why Solarpro Zimbabwe put up this platform. To make it easier for you to find information about solar components and services. If you need help finding more information about your inverter before buying we are available to help you. Contact us on +263718924393
Below are some important links to some of the more common inverters
This is a very cheap inverter that is very popular in the market.
This inverter is based on PWM technology and you will find it being advertised as MPPT based in the market. Dont fall for it. Price range is between USD245 to USD 310 for a 2kva inverter.
Mercer / Voltronic / Axpert
Very popular inverter, with a lot of clones in the market. Spend time on this website to see which is similar to the ones listed on the website below. The catch is on the controller and components inside.
Prices of genuine brands is from USD500 to USD650
Highly underated inverter which comes with brilliant software that allows you to get the most out of solar panels and batteries. Most installers dont like it because they dont want to spend time programming it. Its well worth it and well built.
You will spend between USD600 and USD2300 for an inverter
We all add more brands as we go. If you your inverter is not listed here email us