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Bluegate Inverters: A Review

Updated: Dec 27, 2019

Overview

Bluegate inverters are manufactured by an American consumer electronics company, Bluegate World. Bluegate inverters enjoy a good reputation in the Nigerian alternative power systems market and among dealers, technicians and users. However, known for their durability and ability to function in highly volatile and rough power environments, they are relatively costlier than other brands.


General Description

  • Blue Gate inverters are pure sine wave hence appliances do not make a continuous humming sound and produce relatively less heat.

  • Unlike generators, they emit no gases and are pollution free.

  • They also have displays that show the state of the inverter and batteries.To monitor important information about the inverter performance – charging, battery level, system on/off, output level, etc.

  • They also have LCD for Battery Level & Load Levels with Bar Graph.

  • Most of the inverters have dual use; they can be used as inverters or as UPS.

  • They can be charged from grid power or off-grid solar panels.

  • They have a hybrid inverter range that uses both grid power and solar panels depending on availability. Their hybrid inverters are able to intelligently adjust itself to either grid power or power from solar panels.

  • They have cooling fans that regulate temperature.

Battery and Appliance Protection Features

Bluegate inverters have appliance and battery-protection circuits and circuit breakers and microprocessor-based technologies to protect appliances that use them and batteries that power them. They are able to reset the batteries from deep-discharge, that is discharging below 80% and also short-circuiting when the terminals are mistakenly connected in reverse. Also, they are able to reset automatically when overloaded saving the inverter and battery from damage.


Home, Factory and Office Integration

While branded as ‘extremely rugged’, Bluegate inverters come in black and light blue colours that are meant to compliment interior designs for homes and offices. They are sleek, compact and elegant. The hybrid range come with rollers for easy movement. Some of the available models can be fitted to walls saving ground space. Also, they are durable for even more rugged factory conditions.


Warranty

Bluegate offers a full 12-month repair and replacement warranty at their Service Centres at Wuse, Abuja (Suit B10, Royal plaza, behind FRSC headquarters, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja.) and

Port Harcourt (20 Ede Street Off Ogbunabali Road Port Harcourt, Rivers State.) Products under warranty are repaired free of charge and out of warranty products are repaired at a minimum cost.



FEATURES

  • They are pure sine wave inverters.

  • They are operated with inverter batteries.

  • They have an average changeover time of 8ms ensuring that appliances do not sense any change in power and do not have to be restarted manually during changeover times.

  • They have LCD and LED displays that show the performance state of the inverters.

  • They also have technologies that control charging of batteries.

  • They have appliance and battery-protection circuits and circuit breakers and microprocessor-based technologies to protect appliances that use them and batteries that power them.

  • They are able to reset the batteries from deep-discharge, that is, discharging below 80%.

  • They shut down when the terminals are mistakenly connected in reverse to prevent short-circuiting.

  • They also have buzzer alarms that warn about overload, low battery and abnormal grid voltage.

  • Also, they are able to reset automatically when overloaded saving the inverter and battery from damage.

  • They can be connected in multiple phases for higher power.

  • They can be used either inverters or as UPS.

SOLAR-HYBRID INVERTERS

FEATURES

  • They are a hybrid pure sine wave inverter that use both solar panels and deep cycle batteries.

  • They are designed to intelligently choose source of power on their own depending on appliance needs and sufficiency of the available power for the appliances.

  • If there is a deficit of solar power, for instance at night, then the remainder will be taken from the mains/grid supply.

  • They have LCD displays that show battery levels and load levels with bar graph.

  • They also have LCD/LED display to monitor important information about the inverter performance – charging, battery level, system on/off, output level, etc.

  • They also have buzzer alarms that warn about overload, low battery and abnormal grid voltage.

  • They are able to bear up to 150% overload at which they transfer to bypass mode in 10s.

  • They also have smart charge controllers that ensures that the right amount of voltage and current reach the battery to charge it efficiently.

  • These chargers prevents prevents reverse flow of current from batteries to panel at night when voltage of battery is more than that of panel.

  • The inverter system automatically shuts down when short-circuited by the misplacement of battery terminals.

  • The BGS1500, BGS2500, BGS3000 can easily fit into any available space. Their light weight design gives the wall-mounting capability, leaving you with enough ground space for battery connections.

We will review other inverter brands. Stay tuned and like SolarKobo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to be notified when a new review from our review series is posted on our site. You can also leave a comment below if you would like a review of a particular inverter brand or model or if you have any questions about Bluegate inverters.

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