Burnaby, BC, Friday, January 5, 2024
Burnaby, BC. – January 5, 2024 – International Trucks is now offering the Xantrex Freedom XC 1800W pure sine-wave inverter/charger as a factory option. The new option means longer surge power and “clean” electricity that is consistent – no spikes or drops in power – allowing sensitive medical devices – like CPAP machines – to be used.
“More than 75% of sleeper units are now being spec’d with inverters or inverter/chargers and that number continues to grow,” said Mitul Chandrani, VP of Marketing for Mission Critical Electronics, the parent company of Xantrex. “It’s an AC-world in trucks these days – powering microwaves, laptops, medical devices and power tools. We’re thrilled that International customers have a choice with Xantrex – they can now spec our top-of-the-line Freedom XC inverter/charger, or for those not needing battery charging capability and less power (1,200 watts), our Freedom X 1200.”
According to Chandrani, the Freedom XC provides 1,800 watts of power, along with 4,000 watts of surge power for a two-second duration. “That’s industry-leading and allows high-draw devices to be used, without fear of shutting down the inverter. It’s best-in-class,” he said.
The Freedom XC comes with an 80-amp built-in 3-stage battery charger, allowing for rapid battery charging when plugged into shore power. Xantrex also uses a 30-amp relay, which quickly senses the change in the power source and transfers the load virtually uninterrupted.
Drivers can monitor the current status of the truck’s electrical system thanks to Freedom XC’s display panel that is mounted in the sleeper. It shows the AC and battery current, plus has a status bar displaying the percent of inverter output.
While the Xantrex Freedom XC works in unison with traditional batteries, it was also designed to work with and recharge Lithium-ion batteries. “Li-ion batteries offer more power in a compact size and can be discharged to lower levels than traditional gel or lead acid batteries,” said Chandrani. “It’s a great combination, especially if you want to use an engine-off HVAC solution.”
Xantrex inverters are UL458-certified – the highest rating in the industry.
Xantrex, a Mission Critical Electronics brand, is one of the most successful and popular brands of onboard AC power technology. Xantrex products are used in a variety of applications in the commercial truck, RV, marine, military, construction, emergency medical services, bus, work service vehicle markets. Xantrex pioneered the development of power inverters and battery chargers in the early 90s and has since created many category-defining solutions in various markets. Xantrex ensures its products undergo extensive reliability testing and certifies its products to comply with various regulatory standards to meet or exceed the applicable requirements for safety, quality, efficiency and environment. With over 40 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, Xantrex power solutions offer a mix of advanced technology and unmatched dependability.
About Mission Critical Electronics
Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) is a leader in the development of innovative solutions for power conversion, energy storage, power generation and shore power connectivity for a wide variety of end-use applications operating under the leading brands Xantrex, Kussmaul Electronics, Purkeys, ZeroRPM, Newmar Power, DuraComm, ASEA Power Systems, Power Products and American Battery Charging. These brands are built on team strength and the ability to connect with customers. MCE takes great pride in translating its customers’ needs into the highest quality products and solutions available in the markets it serves. MCE delivers its products and solutions with an unmatched level of responsiveness.
For more information, contact Mitul Chandrani, Director of Marketing, Mission Critical Electronics at firstname.lastname@example.org.