AIMS Power inverters keep CPAP users happy campers
How to use an inverter to power a CPAP machine while camping can be tricky and stressful no doubt. Creating a power system already requires very precise math but when someone’s life may be at stake, those calculations call for even more attention to detail.
The best advice AIMS Power can provide when creating a power system for a CPAP machine is: always overcompensate.
CPAP machines save lives, and AIMS Power inverters make it easy to use in places without standard power.
S9 VPAP™ Auto BiLevel Machine
This CPAP machine’s max consumption is 110 watts, and it needs to run continuously for seven hours every night for one week.
Do what you love wherever you are, have fun doing it, and be green.
*Editor’s note: this is a guest post from AIMS power, which is The Inverter Store‘s sole supplier of inverter technology, solar panels and accessories.
AIMS Power tips its cap to environmentally conscious artists who run Burning Man and many other massive art festivals.
As an industry leader in solar power inverters, AIMS proudly supports this movement to use entirely renewable energy resources for events that sometimes cater to 50,000 people or more. It would be a noteworthy accomplishment to achieve without a doubt, and we’d like to help accomplish that goal.
Powering an art project with our solar panels is a perfect solution for artists looking to make an environmental statement, and we’ll help anyone design the perfect system for any art project no matter how big or small.
The Inverter Store just released a new video about power outage preparation. This new video covers how you can use a power inverter in an extended power outage. With Hurricane Sandy approaching, we felt that it would be important to share our expert knowledge with you and your family. Every year people are caught unprepared by hurricanes and tropical storms. There are many things that go wrong, including losing power in your home or business. You can use a power inverter to keep essential equipment running, including your refrigerator. Don’t leave your family in the dark with spoiled food, get a power inverter today. It will keep your food cold and your family comfortable, during an extended outage.
AIMS Power is constantly looking to expand it’s Power Inverter line to fit as many needs and niches as possible. AIMS Power has listened to it’s customers and now has released a Low Frequency Pure Sine Inverter Charger, the PICOGLF20W12V120V. This is in addition to it’s Low Frequency Power Inverter Charger range that does not include a Solar Charge Controller. This saves on cost for customers who need a bit of extra strength and longevity without the need for extra bells and whistles. This low frequency AIMS Power Inverter compares in many ways to the Magnum MS-2012, Xantrex Freedom SW 2012, and Tripp Lite APS2012SW models. Click here to see a side by side comparison. AIMS Power 2000 watt pure sine inverter charger
The AIMS 2000 Watt Low Frequency Pure Sine Inverter Charger is an industrial and marine grade inverter. The internal circuitry and boards are coated with a water resistant material, protecting the Power inverter Charger from water vapor and condensation.
To be used in conjunction with your emergency battery backup system, this Inverter Charger works great with Deep Cycle Marine Batteries or even a car battery. The 2000 Watt Low Frequency Power Inverter also charges your battery system when you have an AC source of power hooked up to it.
The Low Frequency Pure Sine Wave (Or True Sine Wave) is some of the cleanest, most reliable power you can get from an inverter. This keeps your sensitive electronics from going haywire when you need them the most, making it effective in unreliable power grid systems like you find in Africa, South East Asia and the Caribbean. If the grid system does go down, this power inverter has a built in transfer switch that will provide a seamless power transition to your battery backup.
AIMS Power 2000 watt pure sine inverter charger
This Inverter Charger can be used overseas in those countries where a 120 volt 50 hz system is required with it’s auto-frequency detect. This means that it will be able to be used in both North America and other countries fitting the voltage requirements. This inverter is perfect for your home, RV, Camper, Camp site, Car, Truck or SUV or anywhere else you might think of.
You can use the AIMS 3000 watt inverter charger with built in transfer switch to power your sump pump during a power outage. Along with the inverter, you will need a battery bank to power the sump pump when the AC power is unavailable in an outage. The sump pump needs backup power to keep your basement dry during a hurricane.
The amount of emergency power you have available will depend on the size of your battery bank, as well as how often your sump pump cycles on and off. We recommend you use deep cycle marine batteries to build your battery bank. Generally, 1 or 2 AGM sealed lead acid 100 amp hour batteries would be the minimum you would want to use. In terms of backup power, you will never have too much power. In a big storm, like Hurricane Irene in 2011, people were without power for many days in some heavily populated areas. Having extra emergency backup power will prevent serious damage to your home during a hurricane or tropical storm.
The inverter will need to be connected to the battery bank using 1/0 AWG UL listed cables. Theinverterstore.com recommends always using a inline fuse kit within 12 inches of the battery bank on the positive terminal to prevent a battery fire caused by a ground fault. When the AC power goes out, this inverter/charger will automatically switch over to run off the batteries. Eliminating the need to wake up in the middle of the night and start your noisy generator.
You can use a power inverter to make sure your sump pump keeps working during a power outage. We recommend the AIMS Power 1500 watt power inverter/charger with built in transfer switch. Along with the inverter, you will need a battery bank to power the sump pump when the AC power is out.
The size of your battery bank will depend on how much emergency backup power you want to provide your sump pump system. We recommend that you use deep cycle batteries, which you can find on our site. Generally, 1 or 2 AGM sealed lead acid 100 amp hour batteries would be the minimum battery bank you would want to install. Keep in mind that a couple of extra batteries could save your home from major damage during a storm, so do not be afraid to have more power than you think you need. You will be much more comfortable in a hurricane or storm knowing you have this extra power on standby.
The inverter will need to be connected to the battery bank using #4 AWG UL listed cables. The Inverter Store recommends always using an inline fuse kit within 12 inches of the battery bank on the positive terminal. A fuse kit prevents a battery fire caused by a ground fault. When the AC power goes out, this inverter/charger will automatically switch over to run off the batteries. Eliminating the need to wake up in the middle of the night and start your noisy generator.
You can use a power inverter to power your sump pump during a power outage. Sump pumps vary in size. The most common that our customers call us to power are 1/3 horsepower sump pumps, and 1/2 horsepower sump pumps. The best option we have here at theinverterstore.com would be our inverter/charger with built in transfer switch.
The sump pump is first connected to the power inverter. The inverter is connected to both your battery bank and city power. As an added benefit to this, the incoming AC power will charge and maintain the battery(s) for you. The sump pump is run off of AC power directly through the power inverter/charger. When AC power is lost the inverter will automatically transfer to the battery bank.
An automatic sump pump back up system, like the one offered by theinverterstore.com, gives the customer piece of mind. Back up sump pump systems ensure that the pump will have constant power supply whether you are home or away. As you already know hurricanes, tropical storms and other heavy rain can deliver a lot of water to your sump. Investing in an inverter/charger with transfer switch is better than repairing a basement from flood damage during a hurricane or heavy storm.
For more specific details about choosing an inverter for a 1/3 horsepower sump pump, please read this inverter blog update.
For more specific details about choosing an inverter for a 1/2 horsepower sump pump, please read this inverter blog update.
The AIMS Power can-size 150 watt power inverter is designed to fit into any cup holder that will hold a standard size soda can. This inverter is designed so it doesn’t roll around in your car and fits perfectly in your cup holder so you can charge equipment such as laptops, MP3 players, games, cellular phones, cameras or any electronics that require 120 watts or less.
This 2000 Watt power inverter is perfect for use in a semi-truck. Many trucking companies around the globe are currently using the AIMS 2000 Watt modified sine power inverter to power microwaves, refrigerators and tv’s in the sleeper cab’s of their entire fleet. This inverter is built tough and can handle many different power applications. Including small off-grid cabins and many tools on the job site.