A Beginner’s Guide to Understand How Inverter Batteries Work

We all know what inverter batteries are, but have you ever thought about how they work, how they are made, or what makes them different from other types of batteries? Well, if you are the curious type and are inquisitive about how stuff works, then you have landed at the right spot, as we will talk about inverter batteries. Plus, we will list out a few things about inverter batteries that we bet you didn’t know.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of inverter batteries. But first, let’s look at the components of an inverter battery.

Inverter Battery Components

A typical inverter battery consists of multiple components, which together give the battery its characteristics. Here are the main components:

  1. Electrolyte: Inverter batteries are generally wet-cell batteries and filled with electrolytes, which are basically sulfuric acid diluted with distilled water.
  2. Terminals: You must have heard the term ‘Lead-Acid’ batteriesWell, terminals are the pure lead part located on the negative side of the battery while the right side consists of PbO2, and together they form the plates of the battery; thus, they are referred to as Lead-Acid batteries.
  3. Separators: These prevent short circuits by creating a gap between the positive and negative plates so that they don’t touch each other. These separators are mostly made of rubber because of the electrochemical advantage that rubber provides compared to other materials.

Moving on, a common question that can pass your mind is how an inverter battery differs from an auto battery since they look almost identical. Well, here’s your answer:

How Do Inverter Batteries Work?

In case of a power outage, an inverter battery kicks in to provide AC power in mere microseconds, providing a seamless link between the mains and stored energy. Moreover, it also offers surge protection to prevent a sudden spike in power due to over or undersupply of electricity


Now that you are aware of how the battery works, let’s see the kind of batteries you can get for your inverter:

  1. GEL Batteries: Gel batteries are environmentally friendly and come with zero spillage risk. They don’t require top-up maintenance and offer 20% more consistent power during their lifecycle. Plus, they are best suited for shorter frequent power cuts.
  2. Tubular Batteries: Tubular batteries are powerful enough to provide consistent power backup during long power cuts and are capable of handling heavier loads. Also, you can easily run heavy-load appliances like air conditioners, geysers, refrigerators, etc.
  3. Flat Plate Batteries:They are best for smaller homes as they are compact and offer great backup for short and frequent power cuts.

Luminous has a range of inverter batteries, all designed to provide exceptional service lives with minimal maintenance, and are engineered to provide constant power with zero dips in performance even in the most challenging conditions. So, if you are out in the market looking for a powerful and reliable inverter battery, then check out Luminous’ exciting range of inverter batteries available in the GEL, Tubular and Flat Plate range today!