Xantrex has introduced a lithium-ion battery-based power system to the heavy-duty truck market.
The Freedom e-Gen system has dedicated battery bank with virtually unlimited AC and DC power to run hotel loads such as televisions, microwaves, fridges and auxiliary HVAC units, said Matt Wodecki, sales director of the Freedom e-Gen, in a press release.
“The Freedom e-Gen, unlike idling your truck’s engine or using a diesel APU, provides the exact amount of power needed without unnecessarily burning fuel,” he added.
The Freedom e-Gen system can be requested as an OEM install with most truck brands or as an aftermarket solution through Xantrex authorized dealers, Xantrex officials said in a press release.
The system is available from 125Ahr to 1260Ahr as part of a fully customizable power generation system. Freedom e-GEN Li-Ion batteries have four times the energy density at half the weight and size of traditional deep-cycle batteries, company officials said.
As an integrated part of the system, the Freedom XC Inverter/Charger converts DC electricity from the battery bank into stable AC power. Available in various power levels – with ratings of 1,000, to 3,000 watts, all models feature high surge capability and premium sine wave output delivering steady power, protecting sensitive electronics such as computers and CPAP machines.
“Because the usual AC power sources, such as generators, offer limited current availability, having the capability to manage your AC loads is extremely valuable,” Wodecki said.
The Freedom e-Gen supports charging from both a second alternator and shore power. An optional Xantrex solar kit (or trickle charger) adds an off-grid source of power.
The system is also available to the work truck market.