Inverter beeping continuously: causes and solutions

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An inverter is an essential appliance which is present in almost all homes and offices across the world. This device powers our essential appliances in case of power cuts by providing back up. Inverters run on batteries which need to be maintained properly along with the rest of the unit. If not, then there are certain problems that can crop up in these devices. One of the problems which many inverter users report is inverter beeping continuously. The following are the possible causes and solutions for inverter beeping continuously that might prove useful.

1. The inverter is operating on battery power

REASON: One of the common reasons for inverter beeping continuously is it running or operating on battery power.  The beeping or alarm basically points towards the fact that the unit is transferred from on line operation to battery operation.

SOLUTION: In this situation, the battery power supplied outlets have now become battery powered.

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2. The inverter is in low battery condition

REASON:Another reason for the beeping sound could be an alarm for low battery.  This means the device may soon turn down and is an indication for you to charge the battery.  In order to protect the device’s batteries from discharging too much, the inverter will be forced to shut down.  Generally, the alarm rings for 2 minutes before shutting down but this time period can be changed too.

SOLUTION: In order to stop the beeping sound or alarm, you must recharge your inverter as soon as possible. This might take a few hours time.

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3. Capacity overload

REASON:  Another common cause for inverter beeping continuously is capacity overload.  If the device is in overload condition then you will hear the alarm and must remove the non essential equipment.  The alarm will keep ringing until you remove the extra load.

SOLUTION: You must try and buy an inverter of the right size and capacity to avoid the beeping issue due to overload. Else you can also try removing some extra load of possible.

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4. Inverter must have failed a self test

REASON: Though not common, but a possible reason for the beeping could be that the inverter must have failed a self test.  Most inverters perform a self test every 2 weeks to check the integrity of the battery.  If it fails in the test then this means that the battery may be near its end and needs to be replaced.

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SOLUTION: This means you must replace the battery within the next 2-4 weeks.

These were the top most common reasons for inverter beeping continuously. Well if you are someone who is facing the same problem, then you must try and find a solution based on the above given causes. However each beeping sound is different and indicates a different issue. For example, continuous beeping indications battery being too low whereas a constant solid beeping tone is an indicator of capacity overload. Thus you may need to learn the various tones and their meanings to find a quick resolution of the problem.  If you wish to contact a professional to help you with inverter noise problem, you can reach out to Mr Right.

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6 Comments

  1. 1

    If you are using the inverter without the engine running it will probably keep doing what doing.. it’s not an app. If you do have vehicle running and it does same thing. Check connections make sure some of the cable insulation has not interrupted power.

  2. 2

    Hi mr right,i recently bought a inverter of 12v input 240v output but when i pluged it on my battery it started beeping continuasly and the battery was reading 14.6 volts no load was aplied what could be the problem

  3. 3

    well i think the resistor in my luminous pc ups got burnt up is there a way to fix it or can i just pluck it out from then on whenever i turn that on it makes noise and red led turn on and a continous beep is made until i turn it off but when i plug it the green led is blinking i even changed the battery but nothin happend and still the resistor is impact i didnot touched it

  4. 4

    I have a power converter 410w, the battery I’m using is fully charged and we ran it for about an hour an a half with a small wat fan and a phone charger the box claims that it can run two 12v cords and a USB port at once. It began beeping and now it wont run but for 2 or less minutes an itll start beeping again. The contact number for the power converter is faulty so I’ve no ideas what to do.

  5. 5

    Hi. My inverter keeps beeping even though the battery is full. On my 24v400A bank system, it reads 25.2v
    Something funny happens, when I disconnect a terminal from the inverter, and I attempt to power it,, it tries to come on (I guess stored charge in the capacitor.) but when I connect that terminal back, I see a huge spark almost like I’m bridging the battery.
    I opened the inverter up and all looks good. Please what do I do?

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