where exactly do you put the invertor, one friend of mine suggested in my house water pump room, this is where i keep my hot water tank/pump etc.
i thought i could place this inverter indoors .... but my friend said the invertor is often noisy and lets of a smell.
i am located near the ocean so i want to decrease corrosion.
Any thoughts on where i should place it ????
1) Close to your electrical panel.
2) The inverter should be indoors
in a ventilated area. They are NOT loud, at least the modern inverters. Ours makes almost no sound, just a very quiet hum. They make NO scent. You never even know it's there by sound except for signal beep warnings. You want to be able to hear the inverter warnings.
3) Batteries outdoors, close to the inverter, in an area out of the elements. If security is a potential issue, in a locked metal cage mounted on the wall. If the area is not under cover, the installer can build a simple "roof" over them to keep them as dry as possible. Our batteries are mounted on the wall directlyopposite of the inverter, under the cover of a porch well above head level, on 4 "L" brackets mounted with lag screws supporting solid wood the dimension of the footprint of the 4 batteries. The cable run from the batteries to the inverter is barely a foot.
4) To prevent corrosion, slather a gooey slab of either good old axle grease, or if you can't find axle grease, a thick dollop of vaseline spread all over the metal terminals and any metal on the wires to the insulation. You shouldn't need any corrosion protection inside the house.