For more than 30 years I have refused to lock in one
any specific recommendation, due to the fact that I’ve seen too many units
start out good and end up bad, or start out weak and end up good, until they
get too big and start compromising for increased production and go bad later.
With that said, after all those years of saying: “I can’t
recommend until I know what you are doing specifically…” I finally have a brand
I will say: “If you are doing an OFF-GRID system and want brute strength and
reliability, GET AIMS.”
Yes folks, after 30+ years of: “Don’t ask me for specifics,
because I haven’t found anything specific, I like THAT much yet…”, someone
finally built the inverter and controller I would design myself! AIMS.
As those of you that have followed me for a time know, I don’t like
a lot of automation in a device you intend to “live off of”. Just more things
to break down, and why the Xantrex and Outback units have let me down too
often. Both being former loves. Aims does not have a whole bunch of bells and
whistles. It simply gets the job done so well, YOU WON’T NEED THE BELLS AND WHISTLES.
Since 2018 I have been installing these units almost
exclusively (anything else installed was by client choice - not mine). Once in
and on, I CAN IGNORE THEM unless something took one out of service. They don’t fail
on their own. Period. I’ve yet to see a “defective unit”, or one that quit for
an unknown internal reason to date. With these units, I get to make people
happy, not stressed over what they have and when it will fail.
As a result, you WILL find me on the Aims website as a
Distributor down in Puerto Rico. You can call it “my ultimate endorsement”. BECAUSE
I USE THEM, and they don’t let me down.