Warning!! Another AIM'S Inverter bites the dust ....

rgearheadrgearhead Solar Expert Posts: 38
Yep, I have 2 Aims Inverters , one modified, 3000 watts and a pure 2000 watt Aim's..... I wish I had never bought Aims now, my 2 units were bought for emergency back up 2 years ago , they have very little use, and i babied them... I built a small battery bank and I have bought several panels for my little project, and with storm season knocking I have been getting things in order, working the battery bank, finishing the mounts for the panels.. and well last week I went to turn on the Aims pure sine wave to let it run and plug a few light loads to exercise it, and when i turned it' on it was making a high pitched squeal =almost like a bearing noise, so i turned it off, let it sit for a few moments and turned it back on and as it powered up I could hear the squeal start back up and then a loud pop' it=POS blew the 250 amp in line fuse , game over .......:cry: and nothing was plugged into it yet.... since i bought these clunkers I have heard n read nothing but bad about them and now here i sit with one turd blown and sure wouldn't want my life dependent on the other one Ugh''



being on a tight budget n storm's can pop up with in hours I picked up a UL Listed Dimensions 1800 watt pure sine inverter, I hooked it up yesterday and load tested it running a garage fan and using a 1200 watt heat gun, and it's silent, so weird to me since the winy Aims units... this tank is silent.....anyone else use a Dimensions Inverter ?? there use on emergency units, like Ambulance n fire vehicles, also boom n bucket trucks ....


this is the one I have now, any one else have any experience with them, thanks ....

http://dimensions.sensata.com/product-inverter/1800w-12vdc-pure-sine-inverter

Comments

  • animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Re: Warning!! Another AIM'S Inverter bites the dust ....

    I could be defiantely be wrong but that inverter looks like a cheap chinese unit easily found on ebay. Would think it would be of similiar quality of the aims. I have an aims inverter which i guess is okay. It is a backup to my backup. I definarely would not depend on my aims but would not depend on that inverter either. Not like a high quality name brand unit.
  • rgearheadrgearhead Solar Expert Posts: 38
    Re: Warning!! Another AIM'S Inverter bites the dust ....

    Huh... much the same as Aims'' will have to look further into that..... mine claims to have been built in St Paul Minnesota ....
  • animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Re: Warning!! Another AIM'S Inverter bites the dust ....

    Could be true. Although I do remember seeing units that looked almost exactly the same just different lettering/ badging.

    Let us know what you find it will be useful to the group collectively.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,142 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Warning!! Another AIM'S Inverter bites the dust ....

    From the brands at the bottom of that link...

    googled Airpax as I have seen that brand before. They make circuit breakers etc

    Sensata Technologies, Airpax Distributor | DigiKey
    www.digikey.com/suppliers/us/sensata-technologies-airpax.page?lang...
    Airpax Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of circuit protection, sensing, and control components, modules and systems.
     
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