VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Feb. 5, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) Xantrex is credited with designing some of the best-known inverters and chargers for marine, RV and commercial applications. As a pioneering brand in the onboard AC power technology, the team at Xantrex strongly believes in educating the industry on important aspects related to the selection, installation and use of AC power products. In the past two years, Xantrex has built a massive repository of how-to and technical information in print and video formats for installers and do-it-yourselfers. This nicely complements the immensely successful “Tech Doctor” program designed primarily for end-users.
Xantrex has enjoyed a great relationship with American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). Xantrex was the presenting sponsor of ABYC’s 2015 annual general meeting held at Seattle earlier this month. Ed Sherman, ABYC’s director of educational programming is a firm supporter of programs that create awareness about electrical systems, wiring and regulatory compliance. Xantrex is excited to collaborate with Sherman and ABYC to help share their vast experience on electrical systems via a new innovative video series. In the video series titled “Power Time, ” Ed Sherman imparts unbiased education which both sellers and users of AC power products would find extremely beneficial.
“Ed is not endorsing our products or brand. Our goal has always been to bring to light critical issues through the eyes of an expert. It is as simple as that, ” said John McMillan, director of sales for Xantrex branded products at Schneider Electric.
“We have done a lot of work for the industry education but we need to do more. From our own research and experience at consumer and trade shows, we have realized that we need to communicate consistently about some of the most commonly encountered technical, troubleshooting and installation challenges. For example, a vast majority of people do not know that UL458 with marine supplement is a regulatory standard for electrical products specific to marine applications. Very few products meet this standard. The new video series continues our legacy and we are proud of it, ” added McMillan.