Xantrex Freedom XC Inverter/Charger Now a Factory Option on Volvo and Mack Trucks

Burnaby, BC, Monday, December 4, 2023

Burnaby, BC. – December 4, 2023 – Xantrex, a leading supplier of inverters and inverter chargers to the trucking industry, has announced its Freedom XC 1800W pure sine-wave inverter/charger is now available as a factory option on Mack and Volvo sleeper models.

The 1800-watt Freedom XC converts DC power into the “cleanest” AC power available. “Sine wave is the same power as you get at home – meaning the voltage is consistent without spikes or drops,” said Mitul Chandrani, VP of Marketing for Mission Critical Electronics, the parent company of Xantrex. “That’s an important distinction, especially when operating sensitive medical devices, such as CPAP machines, and induction devices such as microwave ovens or appliances that use magnets or transformers.”

According to Chandrani, the Freedom XC has 4,000 watts of surge power for a two-second duration. “That’s a welcome sight for truckers who want to use power tools and other initial high-draw devices,” he said. “If you don’t have enough surge power, a high draw device will shut down the inverter. Our Freedom XC performs when most others can’t. It’s best-in-class.”

When the truck is plugged into shore power, rapid battery recharging is allowed thanks to the unit’s 80-amp built-in 3-stage battery charger. Xantrex also uses a 30-amp relay, which quickly senses the change in the power source and transfers the load virtually uninterrupted.

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.”

The Xantrex Freedom XC comes with a 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.

Xantrex inverters are UL458-certified – the highest rating in the industry.

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 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.

Media Contact

For more information, contact Mitul Chandrani, Director of Marketing, Mission Critical Electronics at mitul.chandrani@mce-llc.com.

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