Xantrex Technology Inc.hasintro- duced the Freedom SW inverter/ chargers (shown here) and the PROwatt SW inverters. The new units have a more economical design and provide utility-grade, sine-wave power for a variety of mobile applications including com- mercial, emergency and recreational vehicles, marine vessels, construction andmilitaryequipment.
Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, has launched the new Freedom SW inverter/chargers and the PROwatt SW inverters for use in commercial and utility vehicles. The new inverters were developed to be more cost-effective sine-wave products, offering utility-grade power and a high surge capability. “The release of these new prod- ucts furthers our commitment to re- vitalize our product line for the com- mercial and utility vehicle market,” said Richard Gaudet, Xantrex Mo- bile Division general manager. “Our product development teams have designed these innovative, new sine-wave products to satisfy the requirements of both OEM and after- market partners.” The Freedom SW inverter/chargers are designed to be easier to use, fea- turing remote on/off functionality and 12 V lock-in and adjustable low-volt- age ac disconnect features. They have a higher surge rating (up to 6000 W) to complement the power factor- corrected 100 Amp multistage charg- er. A built-in transfer switch automati-
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also meet CSA, ABYC and FCC Part 15, Class B requirements. Xantrex’s PROwatt SWinverters are value-priced units, offered as an alter- native to modified sine-wave inverters. The PROwatt SWSeriesisavailablein 600, 1000 and 2000 W 12 V North American models and in 700, 1400 and 2000 W12Vinternationalmodels, featuring a 240 Vac Shuko outlet. When used with the optional re- mote control panel, the PROwatt SW inverters feature ignition lockout, which prevents batterydrain when the alternator is not providing power. Xantrex develops, manufactures and markets advanced power elec- tronic products and systems for the renewable and mobile power mar- kets. Xantrex is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana- da, and has facilities in the U.S., Germany, Spain, India and a joint venture in China. dp
cally transfers between inverter power and incoming ac power. The new inverter/chargers are available in 2000 and 3000 W varia- tions and were engineered to provide utility-grade, sine-wave power to operate sensitive electronics and appliances such as plasma television sets, microwaves, entertainment sys- tems, computers, printers, power tools and refrigerators found in a vari- ety of mobile applications including commercial, emergency and recre- ational vehicles, marine vessels, con- struction and military equipment. Xantrex offers the Freedom SW inverter/chargers in a range of config- urations and customizable options. Its 3000 W model operates within a - 4° to 140°F temperature range and can use the higher surge capability to start inductive motor loads, Xantrex said. The units are equipped with dual ac inputs and outputs and are compati- ble with the Xantrex Automatic Generator Start. The Freedom SW Series is designed to meet the requirements of the com- mercial and utility vehicle markets and is approved for UL458 standards. They
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