Xantrex has 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), the new inverters bring more surge power and precise electrical power in a rugged package, designed for the trucking industry.
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 says.
The Freedom X converts DC power into the “cleanest” AC power available.
While the Xantrex Freedom X works in unison with traditional batteries, it was also designed to work with and recharge Lithium-ion batteries, the company says.
“Li-ion batteries are relatively new to the trucking industry – they offer more power in a compact size, and can be discharged to lower levels than traditional gel or lead acid batteries,” says Chandrani. “We think they’re the wave of the future, and the Freedom X is the only inverter in its class with the unique algorithms needed for recharging.”
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.
Xantrex says its inverters are UL458-certified – the highest rating in the industry.