International to offer Xantrex Freedom XC inverter/charger as factory option

International to offer Xantrex Freedom XC inverter/charger as factory option

The Xantrex Freedom XC 1800W inverter/charger aims to provide stable power for sensitive devices and charging for batteries.

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 allows high-draw devices to be used, without fear of shutting down the inverter,” he said.

The Freedom XC comes with an 80-amp built-in three-stage battery charger, allowing for rapid battery charging when plugged into shore power. Xantrex also uses a 30-amp relay to sense change in the power source and transfer the load.

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.

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