Inverter Testing from IDR

IDR understands the importance of providing top-quality repair services to our customers. To ensure that our repairs are effective and thorough, we have implemented a comprehensive inverter testing process.

Inverter testing plays a pivotal role in supporting our repair services by helping us identify any problems with the inverter drives and ensuring that the repairs have fully rectified the issues before returning them to the customer. By engaging in this rigorous testing procedure, we can guarantee the reliability and longevity of the repaired inverter drives.

During the inverter testing process, our team of skilled technicians conducts a series of tests and assessments to evaluate the functionality and performance of the inverter drives. These tests include checking the voltage levels, examining the input and output currents, and assessing the overall electrical output. This comprehensive examination ensures that any lingering issues or faults are promptly addressed, ultimately enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the inverter drives.

By investing in robust inverter testing, we demonstrate our commitment to providing reliable repair services to our customers. Our goal is to ensure that the repaired inverter drives meet or exceed the original specifications and deliver optimal performance once they are returned to our customers. 

Reasons for Inverter Testing

Drives play a crucial role in converting constant 50 Hertz 3 phase AC power mains into variable frequency that can be used to operate various electrical loads. However, like any other piece of electrical equipment, inverters/drives can experience issues that may require diagnostic testing for effective troubleshooting and repair.

One of the common reasons for inverter testing is a sudden loss of power output. If the inverter is no longer generating the expected amount of AC power or has completely stopped working, diagnostic testing can help identify the root cause of the issue. This could be due to various factors such as faulty components, wiring problems, or even software glitches.

Another issue that may necessitate inverter testing is abnormal or inconsistent power output. If the AC power produced by the inverter is fluctuating, experiencing voltage spikes, or displaying irregular waveforms, diagnostic testing can help identify potential issues such as faulty capacitors, damaged circuitry, or voltage regulation problems.

Furthermore, inverter testing may be required if there are concerns about the overall efficiency and performance of the system. Over time, inverters can experience degradation or efficiency loss, resulting in reduced power conversion capabilities. Diagnostic testing can help assess the inverter’s efficiency and identify any potential areas of improvement or replacement. 

Efficiency Testing for Inverters

Inverters play a crucial role in converting fixed frequency AC power into variable frequency power, making them essential components in various applications such as lift/elevator drives, escalator drives, compressors and industrial machinery. As their importance continues to grow, ensuring their reliability and performance becomes paramount. This is where testing methods for inverters come into play.

One of the common testing methods for inverters is the efficiency test. Efficiency is a vital parameter for inverters as it directly affects power conversion and energy consumption. This test measures the efficiency of the inverter by comparing the input power to the output power. By calculating the ratio of the two, it is possible to determine the overall efficiency of the inverter. This helps to identify any losses in the conversion process and facilitates optimisation efforts to enhance energy efficiency.

Testing methods for inverters, such as efficiency testing, play a vital role in ensuring their reliability and performance. If you have any drives which are not running efficiently or are not running at all, get in touch to find out how we can help you get your valuable assets up and running again.