Xantrex FREEDOM eGEN Provides No-Idle Power to HD Truck Fleets

Burnaby, BC, Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Burnaby, British Columbia,  April., 20, 2021 – Xantrex, a subsidiary of Mission Critical Electronics (MCE) and leading supplier of inverters and inverter/chargers, has introduced a no-idle solution to the heavy duty truck market. FREEDOM eGEN is a lithium-ion battery-based power system that can be requested as an OEM install with most truck brands or as an aftermarket solution through Xantrex authorized dealers.

According to Matt Wodecki, FREEDOM eGEN Sales Director, “The chief advantage of the FREEDOM eGEN system is having a dedicated battery bank with virtually unlimited AC and DC power to run hotel loads such as televisions, microwaves, fridges, and auxiliary HVAC units,” he said. “The FREEDOM eGEN, unlike idling your truck’s engine or using a diesel APU, provides the exact amount of power needed without unnecessarily burning fuel.”

Highly efficient lithium-ion batteries are the heart of the FREEDOM eGEN system. Available from 125Ahr to 1260Ahr as part of a fully customizable power generation system, FREEDOM eGEN Li-Ion batteries have four times the energy density at half the weight and size of traditional deep-cycle batteries.

As an integrated part of the FREEDOM eGEN 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.

“Minimizing the AC current used by the charger means more current is available for your AC loads,” Wodecki explained. “An APU generator produces a set amount of power whether it is needed or not, continuously wasting fuel while running. With FREEDOM eGEN you only use the power that you need.

“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 added.

Regulated by the Xantrex Intelligent Battery Management System (BMS), FREEDOM eGEN supports charging from both a second alternator (included) and shore power. An optional Xantrex solar kit (or trickle charger) adds an off-grid source of power that ensures any vehicle parked for prolonged periods of time will always have fully charged batteries.  

On the aftermarket, FREEDOM eGEN is pre-engineered for fast, reliable plug & play installation. Xantrex also supplies on-site support and end-user resources to ensure a positive experience.

“FREEDOM eGEN offers safe, clean, quiet onboard power with low operating costs,” Wodecki said. “In today’s competitive driver market, a reliable, consistent power source is a requirement for providing a comfortable working and living environment on the road.”

FREEDOM eGEN video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCQiJX_pnwQ&t=9s

About Xantrex

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 RV, marine, military, construction, emergency medical services, bus, work service vehicle and commercial truck 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 an enviable mix of advanced technology and unmatched dependability.

About Mission Critical Electronics (MCE)

Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Mission Critical Electronics provides specialized products for critical systems in a wide variety of applications operating under the leading brands American Battery Charging, ASEA Power Systems, Kussmaul Electronics, Newmar Power, Power Products, Purkeys and Xantrex. These brands have been built on the strength of their team and their ability to connect with customers. MCE takes great pride in translating their customers’ needs into the highest quality products and solutions available in the markets it serves. MCE delivers those products and solutions with unmatched level of responsiveness.


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