Su-Kam Inverters: A Review

Popularity

Su-Kam inverters are very popular among users and highly reputable among technicians and dealers. It is arguably one of the most widely used inverters in Nigeria. Comparatively, they are affordable and durable hence their ubiquity. Between November 2016 and June 2019, about 60% of all SolarKobo inverter installations were Su-Kam inverters. In a SolarKobo survey involving hundreds of respondents, Su-Kam inverters were found to be the second-most popular brand among Nigerian users, next only to Luminous (stay tuned for a review).


Home Integration

Su-Kam inverters are pure sine wave so they are relatively noiseless and produce less heat. They come in white, black and grey colors that are meant to complement home designs.


Battery Protection

Su-Kam inverters are built with appliance safety and battery protection in mind. They are built on MOSFET switching technology with Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) controls which helps automatically regulate output voltage, increase backup time and prevent damage to the batteries. They have a relatively fast mains power sensing unit and quick switchover ensuring that appliances in use will not sense a break in power supply and will remain on. They have Automatic Voltage Switch (AVS) that can detect unsuitable voltages and will automatically switch to backup especially with unstable grid and generator power. They also have an overload protection circuit that shuts down the inverter’s output when an overload occurs, with a continuous buzzing sound. They are able to alert users on low battery and will shut down if no action is taken to reduce the load or if the inverter is not powered off manually which means a shorter battery design life cycle and can further weaken battery cells unexpectedly. The inverters also have overcharge protection technologies.


Warranty

Distributors promise a full twelve-month warranty.


Product Models

  1. Su-Kam – SHINY series. The inverters in this series are pure sine wave. They have 250VA to 1500VA. Appliances in up to four rooms including a computer.

  2. Su-Kam – STURDY pure sine wave – 600 VA. For appliances in two bedrooms with a computer.

  3. Su-Kam – FALCON pure sine wave – 800 VA. For loads in three bedrooms and one living room with a computer.

  4. Su-Kam – SMILEY pure sine wave – 1400 VA. For loads for four bedrooms, one living room and a computer.

  5. Su-Kam – FUSION series – pure sine wave – 2.5 – 3.5 KVA. For heavier loads including appliances with induction coils, kitchen appliances, air conditioners, water heaters, microwave ovens, washing machines, plasma TVs/LCD/DVD, refrigerators, tube lights, scanners and printers.