I have just purchased a Victron 500VA inverter and in the instruction manual, it states that the device must be earthed. Could someone who understands the product explain why please?
My application is as follows:
I have a small (2 m X 2m) wooden walled concrete floor remote building in the U.K. with no a.c. mains power. It houses some equipment related to astronomy -
a telescope mount requiring 18V DC supplied by a switch mode PSU
A camera requiring 12v DC supplied by a switch mode PSU
Some microcontroller related control hardware 5V DC - supplied by a switch mode PSU
a 300W , 240V dehumidifier for sucking the moisture out....
Because there's no a.c. mains, I've set up two 12v lead acid batteries in parallel and I charge these via solar panels and an MPPT controller.
The Victron 500VA inverter will be used to provide mains power from the 12V batteries and the SMPS mentioned above are powered by this.
Thanks very much for an explanation of why the Victron must be earthed.