Buying a used truck and want an inverter? Buying and installing a new inverter isn’t as simple as buying one off a truck stop store shelf and plugging it into a lighter. Surge capacity, UL-certification, low-voltage disconnect, dead battery charging capability through shore power are just a few of the options drivers should be looking for. A great deal of thought should also go into its installation. Xantrex offers some valuable advice in this feature.Read More
Over the last two years, inverter installations on new Class 8 trucks have increased by 17 percent, according to Xantrex, which expects installations to climb another 5 percent in 2017. Inverters are popular among drivers, who appreciate how they can power their household appliances – like laptops, microwaves and TVs, just like at home.Read More
Xantex announces updates to its popular on-line educational series that offers users information to get the most out of inverters and electrical systems. The site provides links to YouTube videos as well as troubleshooting tips, answers to frequently asked questions and technical insight.Read More
Xantrex offers a new advanced true sine wave inverter allowing users to operate nearly any electronic device or appliance within its power range without the usual compatibility issues commonly associated with modified sine wave inverters.
A few years ago Xantrex launched a program that would allow Xantrex users to share their experiences with Xantrex products. Owner-operators Jim Kennif, Edward Prince, Jake Bates and dozens of others answered the call and shared their stories in some unique and personal videos. You can view them all on the Xantrex “My X-Perience” program page on You Tube.
Xantrex has added a new true sine wave inverter/charger to its successful line of mobile power for commercial vehicles. The addition of true sine wave allows users to operate sensitive electronics (laptop computers and entertainment system etc.) without interruption.Read More
We’ve done some work with Xantrex, part of Schneider Electric, over the years. Great company with great products for truckers and fleets. Xantrex offers inverters and inverter/chargers on the aftermarket. And, they are an OEM factory-install option (the only inverter that is) with the truck OEMs. That alone speaks volumes about their quality.
Inverters have been around for some time. You’ll find the yin and the yang when it comes to quality—ultimately you get what you pay for. To shed some light on inverters, we asked Steve Carlson, Xantrex’s OEM sales manager, to give his thoughts on the questions he hears most often.Read More
Power inverters—devices that convert standard battery (DC) power to AC household power—have been a magnet for controversy, says Steve Carlson, Xantrex’s OEM sales manager. However, the distrust of inverters is becoming a thing of the past as more fleets, owner-operators, and drivers follow proper spec’ing and installation practices.
“The key is for fleets to do their homework and know what’s best for their operation prior to making a purchase,” says Carlson. “One size does not fit all and inverter quality varies greatly.”
Carlson says several questions rise above all others as fleets try to determine which inverters to purchase.Read More
Many fleets are gaining extra “staying-on” power by installing dedicated deep-cycle batteries. Learn why quality inverters and proper installation are important in protecting that investment.Read More
As inverter usage grows among truckers who want to convert standard battery (DC) power to AC household current to power appliances and entertainment systems and reduce idling, Xantrex Technology recommends installation by a truck OEM or an authorized dealer.Read More