Xantrex, a supplier of inverters and inverter charges, recently added a new inverter designed for use in service and utility trucks, cable vans, boom trucks and lift trucks to its Freedom X line.
The new Freedom X 3000 inverter is rated at 3,000 watts and is pure sine wave.
“The inverter was designed to be best in class,” said Mitul Chandrani, senior marketing manager for Xantrex business at Schneider Electric. “It provides the power to handle heavy motor loads such as air compressors and other power tools, plus it has an industry-best surge rating.
“When powering heavy loads, it can handle 2 seconds of surge up to 6,000 watts, and can do so at high temperatures—up to 104 degrees F. Typically, an inverter’s output begins to de-rate at above 77 degrees and surge lasts for 200-300 milliseconds. What we offer is a huge advancement.”
The Freedom X 3000 was designed to work with high voltage alternators—up to 18Vdc found on many new vehicle chassis.
“Plus, we have a 30A transfer relay, which allows shore power to pass through the inverter to power any electronics and tools,” Chandrani said.
“Some inverters on the market don’t have this relay. Without it, the inverter will keep powering electronics and tools from the inverted power it receives either from the battery or alternator, draining the battery.”
According to Chandrani, the new inverter features an ignition control, which controls inverter operation via the vehicle’s ignition circuit.
“The ignition control is very useful because it shuts off the inverter when the ignition key is turned off,” he said. “Lesser inverters need to be manually turned off, and if they’re not, they will continue to draw power, which may eventually drain the battery.”
The Freedom X 3000 is easy to install and has quick connect AC terminals for fast, reliable and easy wiring, Xantrex said. The inverter can be hardwired or installed with an optional GFCI outlet, ideal for a work vehicle or commercial truck with a large battery bank.
Like other members of the Freedom X family, the Freedom X 3000 is UL458 certified with marine supplement and meets FCC, Class B standards. It also is tested for environmental stresses and moisture and corrosion resistance. The suggested retail price for the Freedom X 3000 is $950 USD.