VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Oct. 29, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Originally launched 16 years ago in 12V configuration and then re-engineered in early 2010 with pure sine wave technology, the best-selling Xantrex Freedom SW series of inverters/chargers continues to thrive and evolve, enjoying strong consumer demand in both recreational and commercial markets. Building on the amazing success of 12V models, the all-new 24V models represent a logical line extension, embodying all of the premium qualities that built the Freedom name.
“The new 24V models deliver a great mix of clean AC power, rapid charging performance, a wealth of features … all at a very enticing price, ” said John McMillan, Director of Sales, Xantrex brand at Schneider Electric. “The demand for these new products is very high with a plethora of orders already in our system. We are an engineering company at heart – the rapid evolution of the Freedom SW is a testament to our passion of refining and developing new products and technologies.”
Designed for use in large boats, RVs, buses, commercial trucks and other heavy-duty applications, the new Freedom SW 24V is ideal for powering a demanding mix of AC loads and charging large 24V battery banks. The Freedom SW 24V, available in 2000W/50A and 3000W/75A models, incorporate pure sine wave performance and advanced features including parallel and series stacking and generator support mode. Parallel stacking allows for system expansion by enabling two units to work in synergy to provide up to twice the rated current and charging output. Series stacking enables operation of 240VAC applications such as a dryer, water pump or welder. Generator Support Mode enables the Freedom SW to automatically supplement a generator when AC loads exceed the generator’s capacity. In addition, a myriad of built-in features enable users to customize the performance to suit their specific needs.
The Freedom SW offers full output at higher temperatures and features efficient, power factor corrected charging. Just like its 12V counterparts, the 24V models have been thoroughly tested in Xantrex’s internal Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) chamber under extreme conditions to ensure the highest degree of reliability, and are specified to meet CSA, UL 458 with marine supplement, FCC Class B and ABYC requirements. Both models are in stock and available to aftermarket and OEM partners.
The Xantrex brand, owned by Schneider Electric, 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, EMS, bus, work service vehicle and commercial truck markets. Xantrex ensures its products are put through 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 more than three decades of design, engineering and manufacturing experience backed by Schneider Electric’s global infrastructure, Xantrex power solutions offer an enviable mix of advanced technology and unmatched bankability.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 140, 000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion Euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”