Inverters by AIMS power off-grid cabins

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10000 watt power inverter model by AIMS Power is perfect for off-grid cabin applications.

AIMS Power is dedicated to providing the best products possible to its customers, which is why this new version of the 10000 watt 12 volt inverter was developed. It’s less than half the size and weight of any other model you can find on the market — guaranteed (more specs below). So packing it up and taking it out to an off-grid cabin or using it for any other mobile application is easier than ever.

AIMS Power's new 10000 watt 12 volt inverter is less than half the size of the competition's, making for more flexibility in mobile and off-grid applications.

AIMS Power’s new 10000 watt 12 volt inverter transforms direct current (DC) electricity generated by batteries into alternating current (AC) electricity used to power lights, TVs, vacuums, coffee pots, air conditioners and many other appliances needed to feel cozy in an off-grid cabin.

Off-grid, solar-powered cabin with garden. Photo by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The inverter’s 10000 watt continuous output combined with its 20000 watt surge capacity means that this AIMS Power product can handle the high wattage startup for air conditioners and air compressors. These products use what’s called locked rotor startup or locked rotor amperage (LRA) which means when starting they require about three to five times their regular wattage.

Even if not using anything that requires LRA, the high wattage capacity on this inverter means that more appliances can be used at once. So for instance, one person could be washing dishes with hot water and another vacuuming in the other room without any problems. Just make sure the combined wattage of the appliances being used doesn’t exceed 10000 watts and doesn’t surge higher than 20000 watts for more than 40 milliseconds.

AIMS Power 10000 watt 12 volt modified sine inverter.

The high wattage capacity of this inverter also makes it great for backup power systems at homes, offices or jobsites. In the event of a natural disaster or utility company power failure, this inverter has the capacity to power necessities, such as a water pump, until the situation is resolved.

Generators are perfectly capable of supplying all the power needed to do everything stated above but do not, however, have the ability to do it quietly. Generators only have one volume: obnoxiously loud. Inverters run off batteries instead of a motor, making for a much less noisy power solution.

The downfall to batteries is that they need to be charged. Generators can be used to charge the batteries, using a charger that converts AC to DC, during the day and then the battery bank can handle the load at night so that it’s quiet enough to sleep. Then the lights will still be functional when getting up for that midnight snack or to use the restroom. You can also purchase a Vision battery bank from AIMS Power.

Another problem with generators is that they pollute Earth. An alternate and more environmentally friendly solution to the noisiness of generators is to charge the battery bank using a solar panel system by AIMS Power. Though this requires a bit more of an initial investment, it pays for itself when you consider the 30 percent tax credit and ease of mind that’s received when installing an off-grid solar kit.

Off-grid solar powered cabin in Peacock Forest. Photo credit: Gypsy and The Fool / / CC BY-NC-ND

A few 120 volt AIMS Power solar panels and an AIMS Power charge controller that funnels the power down to 12 volts can keep batteries charged constantly. So even if the system is left alone for months at a time, the charge controller will shut off automatically once batteries are fully charged to ensure they don’t boil. Once the batteries start to lose their charge over time, the charge controller will automatically kick back in to keep them fully charged. So no matter how long the system is left alone, batteries will always be ready to use upon arrival.

A solar system with the 10 kilowatt 12 volt AIMS Power inverter as the backbone truly only requires the initial work put in and then sustains itself with little maintenance required thereafter. Just flip on a light at the cabin, and let the inverter do the rest of the work. Going off grid has never been so easy.

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