In today’s world, where power outages have become a common occurrence, having a reliable backup power solution is essential for every household. Small inverters offer a convenient and cost-effective way to keep your essential appliances running during load-shedding. However, not all inverters are created equal, and finding the right one for your home requires careful consideration. In this blog, we will explore the key factors to keep in mind when choosing a small inverter to ensure you make an informed decision.


When selecting a small inverter, pay attention to its noise level. Some inverters can be quite loud during the conversion or charging process, which can be bothersome, especially if you plan to use the inverter in living spaces or bedrooms. Look for inverters with quieter operation to ensure a more peaceful environment during load-shedding.


Proper ventilation and cooling are vital for the optimal performance and longevity of your inverter. Ensure that the unit is designed to be used horizontally and has enough space around it for adequate air circulation. This will prevent the inverter from overheating, especially during prolonged charging or inverting periods.

Cut-off Voltage:

To protect your batteries from deep discharge, consider choosing an inverter with a cut-off voltage setting. Some models, like Synapse inverters, allow you to set the voltage, ensuring that your batteries don’t drain too low, which can damage them and shorten their lifespan. A recommended setting is usually around 12V.


Efficiency is a crucial aspect to consider when picking a small inverter, especially if you’re on a budget. Some inverters can lose a significant amount of battery capacity (25%) during the conversion process. Look for inverters that offer higher efficiency ratings to minimize energy wastage and maximize backup power.

Inverter Type:

One of the decisions you’ll face is choosing between Pure Sine Wave and Modified Sine Wave inverters. Each has its own merits, and the choice largely depends on the type of load you intend to connect to the inverter. 

Inverter Capacity:

Before finalizing your purchase, determine the required capacity of the inverter based on your average load during load-shedding. It is generally recommended to keep the average load below 50% of the inverter’s rated capacity to ensure its optimal performance and longevity.

Remember that investing in a quality inverter will not only provide you with peace of mind during load-shedding but also contribute to the longevity and performance of your essential appliances.

We hope this blog helps you in choosing the right inverter for you, or in choosing our Lithium Batteries for your inverter. Should you have any concerns not addressed by this article, please contact us directly using any of the contact information on our website.