Superior Design & Smarter Controls
Our team doesn’t just talk a good game about innovative designs and smart technology controls. Our patented mechanics and engineering in the autobimini and autobimini lite prove it.
We believe in manufacturing devices that perform at the highest level and as consistently as possible for as long as possible, which is why our team never stops enhancing the power systems and improving the controls of the autobimini. As technology gets smarter, so does our ingenuity in upgrading the performance of our machines.
That’s why we can guarantee that the autobimini and autobimini lite are the best automatic bimini tops on the market.
How Does autobimini Compare to the Competition?
You get so much more for the price when you compare our products vs our competitors.
How does autobimini compare to the competition?
|Features ||autobimini ||autobimini lite ||Competitive Brand |
|Smart Controller with PWM* || ||no controller, on/off switch ||no controller, on/off switch |
|Auto Stop || ||user holds switch until actuators stop ||user holds switch until actuators stop |
|Soft Start/Stop || ||hard start/stop ||hard start/stop |
|Electronic Synchronization || ||none ||none |
|Built-in Safety Protection || ||none ||none |
|Smart Motors || ||none ||none |
|20A Circuit Breaker || ||8A circuit breaker ||6A circuit breaker |
|Smartphone Operation || ||none ||available with rechargeable battery power option |
|Smartphone Diagnostics || ||none ||none |
|Water Sensor Safety FOB ||4 button ||none ||none, optional 2 button remote with additional charge |
|Heavy Duty Reversing Contactor ||intelligent || ||none, helm switch is used to reverse direction |
|4-bow bimini || || ||3-bow |
|Elegant arched bimini top || || ||flat bimini top |
|Seven Canopy/Boot Colors || || ||yes |
|Shipping Weight ||87lbs ||87lbs ||53lbs |
|Front Sport Arms (x2) ||included ||included ||optional with additional charge |
|Price ||$1,595.00 ||$1,395.00 ||$1,595.00 |
autobimini is designed to run as smoothly as possible while being gentle on the system to ensure long-lasting operation.
How do we do it? By never compromising on the mechanics of the system.
What is autobimini PWM Control?
PWM Control is pulse-width-modulated (PWM) motor control. PWM control uses digital transistor outputs that are microprocessor controlled to deliver smooth motor control.
PWM control has the following advantages over contactor-based ON/OFF control:
- Smooth motor control: You can see the motor performance with controlled motion.
- Soft start: The in-rush current to the motor is 3-5 times less and easier on the mechanical systems.
- Soft stop: PWM control uses digital control for smooth motor acceleration and deceleration.
- Longer Life: You get longer motor life and longer bimini frame life since the PWM motor control is gentle on the mechanics of the system.
PWM motor control is market exclusive to autobimini. No other supplier on the market offers digital PWM control.
What is contractor ON/OFF motor control?
As the name implies, contactor-based control turns the motor ON or OFF at the appropriate time. autobimini lite contactor-based systems use heavy-duty reversing contactors with specifically engineered materials for the reversing contacts to enhance life and performance.
ON/OFF contactor-based systems are operated by a security momentary helm switch. Contactor-based systems are characterized by hard motor start/stop and higher in-rush current to the motor, causing motor jerk at start-up and motor stall at hard stop positions.
They are harder on the motor and bimini frame mechanics but offer exceptional price to performance value.
What is the autobimini PCB?
What is included in the autobimini controller enclosure?
What is in the autobimini SmartPhone app with built-in diagnostics?
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Does autobimini have a patent?
Our patented design with worm gear drive unit can be found as patent number US 11,498,646 B1