What is a Residual Current Device (RCD)
An RCD protects against electric shock by quickly stopping the power if it finds a current leak or imbalance. It adds an extra layer of safety to prevent electrical accidents and minimize the risk of severe injury or electrocution.
An RCD can quickly find and stop electrical problems in just a few milliseconds. These problems can include short circuits or someone accidentally touching a live wire. This immediate response helps prevent potential injuries and damages.
Using an RCD in your 12V to 240V inverter setup provides additional safety. It gives you peace of mind by protecting against electrical dangers. This safety measure is important for both yourself and others.
An RCD is useful in places like caravans, boats, or camping setups, where there is a higher chance of getting wet. It adds protection against electric shock caused by water ingress or other environmental factors.
An electrician usually puts an RCD in the RV when they install the inverter. But iTechworld has made it simpler and cheaper by including the RCD in the inverter.
What is an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)?
An inverter with an integrated Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) allows for a seamless power transfer between different power sources. A 12V to 240V inverter can switch between using battery power and an external power source. This ensures a constant power supply without interruptions. This ensures a constant power supply without interruptions.
When there is an external AC power source available, the ATS will prioritize using it to directly power your appliances. It will not use the 12v battery power and inverter. An ATS system saves battery power and improves energy efficiency by reducing the need for constant D- to AC-conversion.
You don't have to switch between power sources manually with an ATS. It operates automatically, so you can enjoy the comforts of a reliable power supply without worrying about managing power sources.
ATS is particularly valuable for RVs, campervans, motorhomes, and boats. These vehicles have both battery-based systems and external power sources. An ATS makes it easier to use these power sources without any user involveUsut.
Usually, an electrician integrates an ATS into the RV during the inverter installation; however, iTechworld has combined the ATS with the inverter, simplifying and reducing the cost of the installation process.
Getting an inverter with both a Residual Current Device (RCD) and an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) included offers several benefits.
Why should I get an inverter with RCD and ATS installed?
Having both the RCD and ATS included in your inverter provides enhanced safety and convenience. It eliminates the need for manual switching between power sources and ensures a reliable power supply without the hassle of managing power sources. This is particularly valuable for vehicles like RVs, campervans, motorhomes, and boats, where both battery-based systems and external power sources are used.
Choose an inverter with RCD and ATS for safety, smooth power transfer, and easy use. It makes installation easier and gives you peace of mind by having safety measures and power management capabilities. Having an inverter with a Residual Current Device (RCD) and an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) included has many advantages.