Got an RMA, gave the box to UPS Ground last Friday for shipment to Reno NV. Made it's way to Laurel, MD, then to Gaithersburg where it sat for 2 days. And then got shipped BACK to Laurel where it sat for another day. Last status is 'shipped' from Laurel, but to who knows where. Supposed to arrive Friday this week.
The AIMS inverter was rated for 1000Watts continuous, 2000W surge. According to tech support, that 2000W surge is 40 milliseconds max. On surge I draw 1200W for maybe a second, then 100W continuous for a few minutes. If it's rated for 1000W continuous, you think it could handle a few seconds at 1200W, if it's capable of max surge of 2000W. Tech support thinks I need a bigger unit. I'd like to hear what the failure was first. If that's how inverters are rated, then maybe I need a 1500W continuous unit just to cover the surge. Just means a few more watts used when the unit is on and idle.
In the meantime, I can hook up the cheapo inverter I have. It's only 750W continuous, 1500W surge, but didn't have any problems for weeks under the same load.