Xantrex has added a new lightweight sine wave inverter to its Freedom X lineup callled the Freedom XC Pro. The inverter/charger is available in two model ratings – 2,000, and 3,000 watts, and can be requested as an OEM install with most truck brands, or on the aftermarket through Xantrex authorized dealers.
The Freedom XC Pro features a built-in battery charging and weighs 18.5 pounds, more than 50 pounds lighter than its transformer-based predecessor.
“Typically an inverter delivering 3000 watts power with a high surge weighs roughly 70 pounds,” said Xantrex Director of Marketing Mitul Chandrani in a press release. “We were able to do this while maintaining the power and bolstering the features of our inverters in the Freedom X line.”
The Freedom XC Pro is able to generate five seconds of surge, also known as temporary power boost, for up to two times the inverter’s watt rating. This handles the initial surge required for high initial draw units, like microwaves, induction cooktops and power tools, company officials said.
The inverter charger also offers built-in communication. “This means the truck will send commands directly to the inverter,” Chandrani said. “Fleets will no longer have to juggle different voltage settings and set points to ensure engine auto-starting.”
Since the Xantrex Freedom XC is a high-efficient pure sine wave inverter, it’s able to deliver consistent power, protecting sensitive electronics such as computers and CPAP machines, company officials said.
The Freedom XC Pro 2,000 watt inverter is standard with a built-in 100-amp battery charger. The 3,000-watt model features a 150-amp battery charger. The charger can be set for the type of battery being used – even lithium ion – to better meet the optimum charging profile for the battery.
To protect batteries with a low voltage disconnect, the inverter can be set to disconnect to match best with the type of battery used.
“If it’s connected to the starting batteries, you can set the voltage a little higher to ensure enough power to start the rig,” Chandrani said. “If it’s connected to deep-cycle batteries or lithium ion, it can be set lower for more power over a longer period of time. What’s more, when installed in an outside protected location, the Freedom XC Pro is able to maintain peak performance in temperatures up to 104 degrees F and as low as -4 degrees F.”
When connected to shore power, the Freedom XC Pro’s 50A AC Transfer Rely “senses” when outside AC Power is present and transfers the load from the inverter to the source of incoming power.
Advanced communications enable drivers to monitor the inverter system’s performance through the optional Bluetooth remote panel, which is accessible through the Bluetooth app. System information can also be displayed on a truck’s own communication system thanks to Xantrex communication protocols.