How To Calculate The Load Of My Home Appliances?

How To Calculate The Load Of My Home Appliances?

Are you tired of your inverter giving you trouble repeatedly in the middle of a hot day? This could be due to power overload, i.e., your inverter powering more deceives than it can handle. Imagine coming home from a long day of work where your kids are tired after school, and your partner has been working all day long. Now you just want to enjoy the cool breeze of your fan, but the power goes out. To avoid this, you must correctly assess your power consumption with the help of a load calculator, a.k.a. our Power Planner and get an inverter and battery that can power all your appliances comfortably. 

This guide will take you through the importance of load calculation, how to calculate power consumption and the understanding of power overload. Read on to get your family a sweat-free summer!

Importance of Calculating Your Device’s Load

Load calculation is a very important step when considering buying a new inverter or upgrading your old inverter and battery system. Often inefficient load calculation can lead to a investment in an incompatible inverter or battery, which might lead to a shortened life and sometimes an appliance malfunction. 

It is also beneficial to use a load calculator to assess your electricity needs and have working appliances during long periods of an electricity cut. This will ensure that you and your family have a stress-free time, even during power cuts. 

Calculating your load also helps you maximise returns on your appliances and inverter investment. You can get the most out of your inverter and battery investment without underusing or overusing it.

How to Calculate Load Before Buying an Inverter and Battery?

There are many complicated and time-consuming formulas out on the internet that require you to sit down to consider all your needs and jot them down. Then using complicated mathematical formulas, you must assess your needs. And after doing all of this, your calculations might still not be accurate.

We understood this problem and introduced our Power Planner. This load calculator is an incredibly straightforward tool that helps you calculate your power load from the comfort of your sofa! With a few inputs from your family and deciding what appliances you will need during power cuts, you can now meet your Livguard inverter and battery match!

You can use our power planner in some very simple steps as mentioned below:

  • First, choose the type of property you wish to get an inverter and battery for. 
  • Following that, put in your requirements by selecting your devices or rooms.
  • Log in the number of hours you want for backup from your inverter.
  • After selecting the devices and estimating your average power consumption, the Power Planner will generate recommendations for the most suitable inverter and battery options that meet your requirements.

*Average Consumption is the percentage of devices you use in your home regularly at a given time. For instance, if you have 10 appliances, out of which you utilise 6 at once, then your average consumption would be 60%.

Once you get the information about what inverter battery to choose for your home, use our Dealer Locator to find the nearest inverter dealers around you, who will efficiently help you select the inverter you are looking for.

Simple and efficient, right?

How to Understand Load Capacity to Avoid Battery Overload?

A power consumption calculator or a Power Planner is an effective tool that helps you correctly assess your power needs and recommends the best inverter battery for home options. 

A good fit of inverter and battery Jodi helps you manage your load at two points during a power cut: 

Peak Load

Peak load or surge power is the maximum threshold of wattage any typical inverter can bear for a small range of time. This range is from a few seconds to nearly a couple of minutes. This surge power is calculated to include temporary spikes in wattage due to an increase in power via a utility line, or the extra electricity needed to start a particular appliance.

Typical Load

Typical load or usual power is the wattage the inverter should provide on a regular basis. Deciding your surge power capacity is generally a priority. Having a good inverter battery with the right surge power means you have sufficient typical load capacity. It ensures that your inverter will not malfunction because of the excessive wattage it is made to carry.

Overload in Inverter: How Does it Occur?

An inverter overload occurs when there is excess power demand from the appliances connected to it, and the inverter cannot supply or fulfil that demand.. Consequently, the power output from the inverter will get cut off. 

When you remove the excess load of appliances, your inverter will start working, either automatically or manually. But this can also cause a lot of damage to the inverter battery if it continues to happen. Therefore, it is always better to measure the usage of your appliances properly using a power planner so that it does not damage the battery in the long term.

What to Do When Inverter is Overloaded?

Inverter overload at an important time like a meeting, your kid’s online presentation or a social gathering can be annoying. To find a solution appropriate for your problems, let us first understand why your inverter battery might be overloading.

Some reasons your battery gets overloaded oftentimes can be as follows:

  • If your inverter is faulty or there is an internal problem with its mechanics, it can often overload during power cuts.
  • There is an issue with your appliance, and hence it does not run on your inverter and trips switch.
  • The cable connection wires attached to your inverter, battery or appliances are faulty and therefore giving you trouble.
  • Appliances connected to your inverter have increased in number with time, and the watts or surge power exceeds the limit of your inverter.

To avoid overload, first, it is vital to check all your wiring and cable connections to ensure you have secure connectivity that transmits power from your inverter to your appliances. Additionally, get your appliances checked and fixed so that they work properly with your inverter’s support. You can also disconnect some devices to get your inverter up and running.

If your cable and appliances still give you trouble even after being fixed, it might be time to look into your inverter. Sometimes, people attempt to fix faulty inverters by themselves. But this can harm the inverter if you do not know what you are doing. Therefore, it is always better to find an inverter battery Livguard dealer.

But how do you do that?  With LivGuard’s dealer locator, you can be rest assured to find the most suitable Livguard inverter battery near you, with our Livguard dealer who can help you with all your repair, replacement or purchase needs. 

Planning for Your Future with LivGuard

With more and more of our everyday lives depending on the internet, it is essential to have an uninterrupted supply of power so we can live our lives peacefully. Constant inverter overloads can be a threat to your inverter and appliances’ health in the long term.

Planning for your electricity consumption with a Power Planner is the best thing you can do for an uninterrupted power supply. Our advanced power planner will not only help you understand your power consumption needs but also recommend the most suitable Livguard inverter battery for a complete experience. 


Q- Is a noisy inverter a sign of overloading?

Most inverters produce a low humming sound, but it is not concerning and normal. But if your inverter is making a lot more noise, it could probably happen because your cable connection is small. In such cases, it is advisable to take guidance from a local Livguard dealer via the dealer locator.

Q- Will repeated overloading damage my inverter?

While modern inverters have built-in protection, fixing the overload problem should be at the top of your list. Constant overloading can damage the inverter battery and your appliances. If you neglect an upgrade, it will affect its condition. The worst-case scenario is the inverter battery will continue restarting until it breaks or crashes. To avoid this, you must reduce the load instantly when the overload sign appears or consider a new inverter if your application usage increases.

Q- What to do if the inverter stops working after overloading?

If your inverter stops functioning after a power overload, there must still be a fault in the system. You might need to reset your system. If the problem persists, it may be damaged. Always consult the inverter dealer or a qualified technician for assistance in such cases. 

Q- How to maintain the battery for a longer period?

Cleaning your battery so it is dust and debris-free, maintaining the water levels in your battery, and placing it in a well-ventilated area are some things you can do to maintain your battery over a long time. Additionally, booking regular checks from a trusted dealer or technician is also essential. You can consult a dealer near you with LivGuard’s dealer locator.

Q- How to protect an inverter from overload?

Employ separate wiring for inverter-only plugs and install them specifically in a location where there is a low probability of any appliance with a high-power value, like a heater, kettle, or other appliances, plugged into the outlet. Also, use a power planner to plan your electricity needs before getting an inverter.

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