About Boat, Truck, & RV Solutions
With Xantrex power products, you can check your emails, listen to music, watch a DVD, and microwave food anywhere you need to be. And if you’ve run out of power, you don’t have to start up a noisy generator that’ll wake up the neighbors.
How it Works:
These illustrations depict:
- A sample electrical system for a Class ‘A’ motorhome where part of the electrical system is powered by a Xantrex inverter/charger.
- A sample electrical system for sailing vessels and powerboats with one engine, where the entire AC power system is powered by a Xantrex inverter/charger.
Our inverter/chargers wire into the vehicle’s existing electrical system. By connecting directly to the battery bank, inverter/chargers can either draw power or recharge batteries as needed. The length of time an inverter/charger can supply AC power depends on the size of the battery bank and the number of loads drawing power.
In this example, the inverter/charger converts a portion of incoming AC power to DC power to recharge the battery banks. The rest of the incoming AC power is passed on to loads connected to electrical circuits powered by the inverter.
When incoming AC power is disconnected, the inverter/charger inverts power from the battery banks to provide power to connected appliances. This means the inverter/charger draws 12-volt DC power from the battery banks and inverts it into 120-volt AC. An internal transfer switch senses whether shore power is present, allowing the unit to instantly switch from charge mode to invert mode when power is disconnected.
Inverter-only units are available for systems that already have a battery charger. Our battery chargers provide multistage charging for all types of deep-cycle batteries. Xantrex also offers a complete line of power accessories including remote controls, battery monitors, fuses, and battery combiners.