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There is little that is more painful than a power failure. Those minutes or hours without electricity make us realize how integral it is to almost every aspect of our life. Since India is not a stranger to power hassles, a good, functional inverter is almost indispensable at one’s home these days.

If it is the expense that worries you, you’re at the right place. We have put together a list of the Top Five Inverters/UPS in India that will cost you under Rs 5000. Each of these have been evaluated on:

  • Their VA rating, which determines their capacity to support load

  • Battery size they support, which is an indicator of how long they can run and how quickly they recharge

  • Warranty period, which signifies durability of the product

  • Any other features that make the inverter even more handy and safe to use

So let’s explore what brings each of these inverters into the limelight.

You can see list of our Top Five Inverters/UPS in India under Rs 5000 below, perform Side-by-Side comparison. If you need further help, do have a look at Conzumr Guides and Tips. Alternatively you can view all UPS & Inverter to choose your own favourites.


5. Luminous 675 VA Inverter Luminous 675 VA Sine Wave Inverter

The Luminous 675 VA Inverter is built on a micro-controller based design. It is equipped with a pre-loaded Battery Management Software. Weighing just 10kgs, the inverter is not extremely bulky.

Battery and VA Rating

As indicated in the name, it can support 675 volt-ampere of load, which is sufficient for a regular sized home. Assuming a Power Factor of 0.7, that would mean about 470 watts of power. A quick addition of the wattage of appliances you plan to run on the inverter, will tell you if 675VA will suffice.

The Luminous 675VA runs on a 1 Battery system and can support a 12V battery, which would typically take about 12 hours to recharge completely.

Warranty and Other Features

This inverter scores lower than the others on this list in terms of warranty, which is only 12 months. However, several safety features like Ultra-Fast Short Circuit Protection, Overload protection with Auto Reset feature and Intelligent Thermal Management help to land this inverter in our selection of top five inverters. Additional features include advanced battery management, Battery Deep Discharge Protection and Battery Reverse Polarity Protection.

4. Exide 650VA/12V Sine Wave Inverter Exide EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters

A compact surface mount appliance weighing 10kgs, the Exide 650VA is a sine wave inverter.

Battery and VA Rating

It can support 650VA or about 450 watts of load, a tad lower than the previous inverter, yet scores higher on the warranty period and battery recharge time, which is typically 8 hours for this device. It can support a 12V battery.

Warranty and Other Features

Warranty period for this product is 2 years. It offers digital display and audio alarm, making it easy to use. Safety features comprise of overload protection and short-circuit protection. Grid Quality Power Output guarantees 100% protection and long life of your electrical and electronic appliances.

Overall, users tend to be pretty satisfied with the performance of this product, as reflected in user ratings across portals.

3. Microtek HB950 Hybrid Inverter Microtek UPS Hybrid HB 950VA

 

This inverter operates on a Micro-Controller/ DSP Based Intelligent Control Design, which ensures minimum loss of energy while converting from DC to AC.  

Battery and VA Rating

Capable of supporting 900 VA, which is upwards of 600 watts of load, the Microtek HB950 is a higher performer than the previous two inverters. It runs on a 12V and 1 Battery system. In this inverter, the battery is equipped with PWM controlled multi-stage Auto Trickle Mode (ATM) charging, which warrants a longer run. The inverter also comes with a quick charging option.

Warranty and Other Features

A 24 months warranty accompanies this appliance. An LED display indicates when the inverter is low on charge, fully charged, the charging fuse is blown and when the mains are on. Ultra Sonic Switching (USS) technology ensures noiseless operations. In terms of safety features, this device has a Smart Overload Sense which resets the inverter in case of overload. It also detects short circuits and protects your appliances by shutting down the system automatically.

You are not likely to be disappointed if you choose to go with this model.  

2. APC 850VA Inverter APC Sinewave - BI850

The inverter is based on a microprocessor and comes with a unique feature of 3-stage, regulated charging. It is also compatible with computer systems as well as lights, fans and televisions.

Battery and VA Rating

In this criterion, the APC 850 is pretty much the same as the previous inverter, with 850VA or about 600 watts’ load capacity. Typically, the battery would take about 10 hours to recharge, after which one can expect 2-5 hours of back-up time.

Warranty and Other Features

The APC 850 comes with a 2-year warranty. An LED display makes it easy to use. It also has an audio alarm to sound you off when the battery is running low. It is equipped with short-circuit protection for safety. This inverter also comes with plug holes incorporated in the body that allow you to directly plug in a three-pin enabled cord device, like a desktop or laptop, to prevent disruption of your work.

A very popular inverter, this model has logged many sales and garnered favourable reviews online, with typical ratings of more than 8.5 on a scale of 10.

1. Microtek UPS SEB 1100VA Microtek UPS SEBz 1100VA

This UPS has a Digital Signal Controller (DSC) Based Intelligent Control Design. It can also be used with TVs/computers, making it a handy inverter to have if you are likely to run one of these appliances when there is a power cut.

Battery and VA Rating

A top performer in this list of Top Five Inverters under Rs 5000, this inverter can support loads of 1100VA (approx. 770 watts), putting it head and shoulders above the rest. It operates on a 12V, 1 battery system. An Auto Trickle Mode charging makes charging fast, so that one can expect the battery to be fully recharged within just 8 hours.

Warranty and Other Features

There is 2 years of warranty with this product. It takes less than 15msec for the load to transfer from mains to the UPS, ensuring you don’t lose unsaved work and protecting your home appliances during the changeover. A smart overload sense and short-circuit protection make this a safe inverter to use at home or office.

Very highly rated by online shoppers, this inverter is a star performer on almost all counts.


 

So which of these inverters have you shortlisted for your home?


 

Article by Piyushi Dhir


Side by Side comparison

Alt Model #
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : Exide EX650/12 V Sine
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 
Sinewave - BI850 : APC-850VA
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 
Series #
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : Home UPS Inverters
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : UPS Hybrid HB
Sinewave - BI850 : 
UPS SEBz 1100VA : UPS SEBz
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA
Sinewave - BI850
UPS SEBz 1100VA
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Highlights
Capacity
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 675 VA
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : 650 VA
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 950 VA
Sinewave - BI850 : 850 VA
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 1100 VA
Warranty(Months)
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : 24
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 24
Sinewave - BI850 : 
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 24
General Specification
Appliance Type
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Technology
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : Micro Controller Based Design
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : Compact Surface Mount Technology
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : Digital Signal Controller (DSC) Based Intelligent Control Hybrid Design
Sinewave - BI850 : Microprocessor controlled
UPS SEBz 1100VA : Digital Signal Controller (DSC) Based Intelligent Control Design
Auto Reset Feature
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 
UPS Transfer Time
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : ≤ 15 msec
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : ≤ 15 msec
UPS Overload / UPS Short Circuit
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 110% / 300%
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 110% / 300%
Efficiency
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : > 80%
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : > 80%
Charger
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : 3 Nos. Selectable Option:9A/11A/13A/ manual battery charging selection sliding switch
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : Power Factor Controlled Boost Technology
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : Power Factor Controlled Boost Technology
Battery Charging Current
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : Auto Battery Charge Level Sense
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : Constant Charging Approx 10% of The Rated Battery Current in AH
Sinewave - BI850 : 3.69 A
UPS SEBz 1100VA : Constant Charging Approx 10% of The Rated Battery Current in AH
Switching from Mains to UPS and from UPS to Mains
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : <=8msec
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : Automatic
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : Automatic
Charger Current
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : 11.0A+/-1.5A
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 3.69 A
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
LED Display Red
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : To show status on battery voltage. AC Main Volts, Mains Cut and Load Chart on LCD
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Inverter load % (50, 75, 100%), Fault, On mains, On battery, Charging, Check battery
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Environment Operating Temperature
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 0-45C (32-113F)
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Environment Rel. Humidity
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 0-95 % RH non -condensing
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Shot Circuit Protection
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Applications
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Home
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Controls
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Home/Away switch, Start/Test/Mute, UPS/INVERTER switch, Charger output selector
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Overload - On Mains
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Thermal circuit breaker with reset button
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Overload - On Battery
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Shutdown after 3 automatic reset attempts
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Reverse battery polarity
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Fuses on rear panel
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Other Features
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Short circuit protection, Low battery voltage shutdown (11.1 Vdc), Line neutral reverse protection, Over temp protection,
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Storage Temperature
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 0-45C (32-113F) °C
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Battery Features
Battery
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 12V/120AH-150AH Lead Acid Type
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : Tubular
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 1 Battery System
Sinewave - BI850 : Microprocessor controlled, 3-stage, regulated charging
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 1 Battery System
Input DC Range
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 10.5 ~ 14.2
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 10.5 ~ 14.2
Efficiency (on battery mode)
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : <90%
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : >80%
Sinewave - BI850 : 90%
UPS SEBz 1100VA : >80%
Battery Selection
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Selectable: 8A, 10A, 13A, 15A
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Battery Recharge Time
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 12 hours
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 10-12 hrs
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Compatible battery types
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Flooded batteries (flat plate and tubular)
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Compatible battery sizes
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 80-180 AH
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Input & Output
Input Voltage
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : 180V to 260V+/-5V
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : (Standard Range)-100V~300V (Narrow Range)-180V~260V
Sinewave - BI850 : 230 V
UPS SEBz 1100VA : (Standard Range)-100V~300V (Narrow Range)-180V~260V
Output Voltage on Mains Mode
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 230
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : (Standard Range) -100V~300V (Narrow Range)- 180V~260V
Sinewave - BI850 : 190-260 Vac (mains voltage is passed to load)
UPS SEBz 1100VA : (Standard Range) -100V~300V (Narrow Range)- 180V~260V
Output Voltage on UPS Mode
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 230
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 200V~230V ± 10%
Sinewave - BI850 : 100-290 Vac (mains voltage is passed to load)
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 200V~230V ± 10%
Output frequency on UPS Mode
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 50
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : 50 Hz ± 0.1 Hz
Sinewave - BI850 : 50 Hz +/-1 Hz
UPS SEBz 1100VA : 50 Hz ± 0.1 Hz
Output Waveform on Mains Mode
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : (Standard Range)-100V~300V (Narrow Range)-180V~260V
Sinewave - BI850 : -
UPS SEBz 1100VA : (Standard Range)-100V~300V (Narrow Range)-180V~260V
Output Waveform on UPS Mode
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : Pure Sine Wave
UPS SEBz 1100VA : Pure Sine Wave
Input Frequency
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 45-55 Hz
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 47-53 Hz
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Output connection
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 15A India style socket
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Voltage window for "on mains" operation - Inverter
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 100-290V AC
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Voltage window for "on mains" operation - UPS Mode
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 190-260V AC
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Input connections - To Batteries
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 1.0 m hardwired cables with crimped terminal lugs
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Input connections - To mains
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 1.8 m hardwired cord with stripped leads
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Max. input voltage without damage
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : -
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 300V AC
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Dimensions
Weight
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 10 kg
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 11 kg
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Width
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 290 mm
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 350 mm
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Length
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 270 mm
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 265 mm
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -
Height
675 VA Sine Wave Inverter : 121 mm
EX650 VA Home UPS Inverters : -
UPS Hybrid HB 950VA : -
Sinewave - BI850 : 140 mm
UPS SEBz 1100VA : -


Guides and Tips


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