Microtek Luxe is the inverter/UPS model which has a LCD display on it.. That’s just sums up this inverter series.
You guys might think that I am joking, nope. That’s just the difference (in my opinion) between this series and any other Microtek series like the HB series that I reviewed before.
I checked out 3 models of this series – Luxe SW 1000, Luxe SW 1200 and Luxe SW 1400. Now these are just numbers – something that the marketing team comes up with. They are in no way associated with the actual capacity of the inverter. Of course Luminous started this trend and it seems that every manufacturer including Microtek is now implementing this little lie.
I definitely hope that manufacturers goes back to the old (true and perfect) wattage rating (not the VA rating). Even the VA (Voltage Ampere) ratings are exaggerated by manufacturers.
Now Luxe SW 1000 model is 800 VA or 640 watts, Luxe SW 1200 model is 950 VA or 760 Watts, Luxe SW 1400 model is 1100VA or 825 Watts.
These are all sine wave models. Well most of the Microtek models are sine wave except the EB series which is square wave. I think that all the transformer and board of SEBZ, E2SW, HB are all same.
The main transformer in Microtek Luxe isn’t Copper – its an Aluminum alloy. It’s not an important factor as I haven’t seen any transformers being blown by lightning or heavy loads.
We load tested each of them and they does handle the loads specified in watts with the 1000 model being the exception – it was able to handle almost 700 watts against the 640 watts specified on it. This was the very similar with the HB 875 model, which also was able to handle more load than specified.
Microtek Luxe – Photos
Microtek Luxe – Advantages
* LCD screen – The screen displays all the essentials like input voltage, output voltage, charging time needed for the battery when mains is present, time remaining (backup time) of the battery when there is no mains etc.
* Service Network – the service of Microtek is pretty decent all throughout.
Microtek Luxe – Disadvantages
* Price – This is priced much higher than the other models of Microtek inverters. Just for the sake of having a LCD display does not suit the premium that it demands.
* LCD display only and no LED indicators – The LCD display should be ok for young people, but for elders, this may be a bit tough to see. They should have kept the LED indicators along with the LCD display.
* Microtek specifies that its “Easily Serviceable” in their website – its true – you just have to replace the board when anything goes wrong. There is nothing to service as the board is completely SMD (Surface Mount Devices). So why I put it as a disadvantage – simply the cost of the board is going to come off your pocket when the warranty period is over. Simply put the board can’t be repaired – it will need to be replaced. Please do note that most manufacturers are using SMD boards which cannot be repaired.
Also I really hope that Microtek goes back to its old design and not use the SMD design anymore. The old boards were easy to repair.
Another point to note is the reliability of the LCD displays. Don’t know whether this will last or not. Several manufacturers have this issue with LCD displays – they usually last around 4 to 5 years only. Hope that I am wrong about this and this one lasts.
So in conclusion, if you absolutely need a LCD display for your inverter/UPS go for Microtek Luxe models.
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Sir maine microtek Luxe sw 1400 buy kiya hai.
Sir ek problem hai- Battery low hone par Beep (buzzer ) sound nhi krta bas apne ap inverter band ho jata hai..
kripya check kr ke bataiye kya yah problem mere hi inverter me hai ya inke sabhi model me hai..?
I am not the best in Hindi. So from what I understood from your question, this is my answer.
If battery becomes low (that is if battery voltage becomes less than 10.5 volts) during power failure, all inverters will shut down with beep sound. You can prolong this shutdown by decreasing the loads.
This problem in your inverter. Consult with microtek services center engineer( Bhai tere inverter mai problem h microtek service se contacts kr jldi
i have the Luxe 1400 but it trips (Shutdown instead of continuously supplying power) even on a 40-50% load of the designated capacity. i use it to run my gaming PC which usually puts an output around 500w MAX but still even with this load the inverter should not trip and cut power when the light goes off. Any suggestions for me sir.
Please check the battery terminals and see if they are tight. If there is further issue, please contact Microtek service.
I am planning to buy either Microtek Luxe or Genus Challenger. Do you have any reviews about Genus Challenger? It seems to have a better charging current selection, display information, etc. But I don’t have any idea about the internal circuit. Also, Microtek’s service network is obviously better.
I haven’t have had any chance to come across Genus Challenger. Microtek 24×7 HB series may be a better choice than Luxe. Don’t look at the LCD display of most inverters as the highlight. Most LCD displays won’t work after 3 years. You will need to replace them. So a simple LED indicators might be better in the long run.
Microtek’s service cost is lower and the service isn’t that bad. Almost all other manufacturers after sales service and spare parts are either costly or maybe no service at all..
I installed luxe 1400 1100VA with a tall tubular battery. After installing the inverter noise was very deeply. How can I solve this issue?
Is it a fan noise? The fan usually runs to cool down the components inside when it gets heated up.
Also sometimes some things may come loose which cause for vibrations (noise)
There is an error message “blo” fan speed getting changing rapidly. can not switch on,