Xantrex announced the Freedom X sine wave inverter line available in 1,000- and 2,000-watt units with an optional built-in 3-stage battery charger (Freedom XC).
According to Mitul Chandrani, senior marketing manager for Xantrex business at Schneider Electric, the new inverters feature 2X surge power for up to two seconds for motor loads. “That’s a big advancement for high-frequency sine wave inverters, and a welcome sight for truckers who want to use power tools and other initial high-draw devices,” Chandrani said. “Other sine wave inverters might get up to a ½ second in surge power, and can’t handle the surge – it will shut down the inverter.”
According to Chandrani, the Freedom X, like its sister inverters – the Freedom HF and HFS – can charge dead batteries drained to 0 volts. In addition, the new inverters can be quickly installed, the company noted. Improved climate protection means the inverter will provide full output in temperatures ranging from -4 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
“When the truck is plugged into shore power, our inverter quickly senses the change in the power source and transfers the load virtually uninterrupted,” said Chandrani. “Lessor quality inverters, with slow transfer times, can see devices ‘shut down’ when a power transfer happens.”
The Xantrex Freedom X and XC come with a display panel that can be mounted in the sleeper. It shows the AC and battery current, plus has a status bar displaying the percent of inverter output.