Xantrex Freedom HF Line Product Review

Xantrex Freedom HF Line Product Review


If you observe closely, marine vessels all have accommodations of home, on the water. Boaters like their fun, love their boats and hate electrical issues.

A few things on a boat are intended to be dabbled with. Your electrical system shouldn’t be one of them. Whenever it’s installed, the charger, inverter, combination inverter/charger, or battery screen ought to do what it should do.

Modern combination inverter/chargers, rather than those similar separate devices accessible for specific years now, are designed to work as both a multi-stage battery charger and sine-wave inverter in a single box. To this end, they have an AC input that can be associated with dock power or a generator for fixing off your batteries and at least one AC outlet (and frequently more).

Electrical devices have one guideline with regards to boaters: Work! Boaters would prefer not to fix a complex electrical system when all they’re attempting to do is catch fish, get a breeze, or unwind in the middle of the calming sea.

When it comes to quality and performance, boaters believe that it is inseparable from the brand Xantrex. The series “freedom” is frequently spoken about with the same respect and regard in the market.

The Freedom inverter/chargers have been a piece of solid and high-performing electrical systems for quite a long time. With the new lines of power, factor corrected chargers, and sine wave inverters, the continued legacy of value, high-performing electrical parts for all types of boats are kept. At the moment, let’s take a look at Xantrex Freem HF lines of inverter/charges.

Cast the line, and unwind. Try not to stress over a thing. With regards to your boat’s electrical system, Xantrex have you covered.

Xantrex Freedom Product Review

The Freedom HF Inverter/Charger is one of the most compact, lightest, and most affordable inverter/chargers on the lookout. The line’s inverter chargers are an ideal solution for boaters and RV owners searching for a value-packed single unit to give AC power and charge a single battery bank.

The new generation Freedom HF is equipped with quick-connect AC terminals and ignition lockout ability. The quick-connect AC terminal on both AC input and output empowers installation removing the need for strain relief clamps. An ignition lock-out feature connects the inverter to the ignition key to limit the battery drain when the ignition is OFF. The Freedom HF Inverter/Charger features changed sine wave output and is intended to operate entertainment systems and small appliances in boats, RV’s, and trucks.

Multistage charging guarantees that batteries are re-energized rapidly and productively. All models are equipped with a built-in automatic transfer switch and dual GFCI receptacles. Detachable digital remote control panel display gives exact system data and can be mounted at a helpful area for far-off checking.

The Xantrex Freedom HF gives a straightforward solution for bringing AC onboard your boat and comes in three models: 1000 watts with a 20-amp charger, 1000 watts with a 55-amp charger, and 1800 watts 40-amp charger.

Product Features

      • Built to power demanding loads such as microwave ovens, TVs, DVD players, small devices, and other electronic equipment
      • Removable digital display to provide system status
      • Automatic three-stage battery charger
      • Built to be hardwired using a terminal strip or by connecting AC through GFCI receptacles (included)
      • Built-in 30-amp relay to automatically transfer between inverter power and incoming AC utility power
      • Integrated 120V GFCI outlet
      • Detachable display with 25′ cable for remote operation

Protection Features

      • Battery over-voltage and under-voltage protection
      • Over-temperature shutdown
      • Automatic overload protection
      • Short-circuit protection
      • Ground-fault protection
      • ETL listed for use in mobile RV and marine applications
Models Part number Input voltage AC output
Freedom HF 1000 806-1020 12V GFCI and/or Hardwire
Freedom HF 1055 806-1055 12V GFCI and/or Hardwire
Freedom HF 1800 806-1840 12V GFCI and/or Hardwire

Freedom HF 1000

With modified sine wave output, Freedom HF 1000 inverter/charger is intended to run entertainment setups and small appliances in smaller boats, RVs, and trucks. This compact inverter/charger will indeed control the comforts of home to whatever vessel you’ll choose. The Freedom HF Inverter/charger is the smallest, lightest, and most affordable model in the Xantrex series.

Specifications:

      • Inverter Output Voltage: 120v
      • Inverter Input Voltage: 12v
      • Charger Input – Voltage: 120v
      • Outlet Qty: 1 Duplex GFCI
      • Charging Banks: 1
      • Inverter Cont. Output Wattage: 1000w
      • Charger Output Voltage: 12v
      • Charger Output – Amps: 20a
      • Box Dimensions: 6″H x 11″W x 18″L WT: 12.95 lbs

Freedom HF 1055

Xantrex Freedom HF 1055 is a 1000-Watt modified sine wave inverter with a 55-Amp battery charger. It is equipped with quick-connect AC terminals and ignition lockout capability, built-in power microwave ovens, entertainment systems, and small appliances. It also has a removable digital control panel pre-attached with a 25′ extension cable for remote monitoring.

Specifications:

      • Inverter Output Voltage: 120v
      • Inverter Input Voltage: 12v
      • Charger Input – Voltage: 120v
      • Outlet Qty: 1 Duplex GFCI
      • Charging Banks: 1
      • Inverter Cont. Output Wattage: 1000w
      • Charger Output Voltage: 12v
      • Charger Output – Amps: 55a
      • Box Dimensions: 7″H x 11″W x 17″L WT: 12.7 lbs

Freedom HF 1800

This small inverter/charger sets to power the ease of home on your boat, RV, or truck. With modified sine wave yield, Freedom HF 1800 inverter/charger is built to run entertainment setups and small appliances in smaller boats, RV’s, and trucks. The Freedom HF Inverter/charger is the smallest, lightest, and most affordable model in the Xantrex setup.

Specifications:

      • Inverter Output Voltage: 120v
      • Inverter Input Voltage: 12v
      • Charger Input – Voltage: 120v
      • Outlet Qty: 1 Duplex GFCI
      • Charging Banks: 1
      • Inverter Cont. Output Wattage: 1800w
      • Charger Output Voltage: 12v
      • Charger Output – Amps: 40a
      • Box Dimensions: 6″H x 11″W x 20″L WT: 12 lbs

Pros

  • Smooth and easy to installation
  • Accurate system information
  • Good for the value and durable

Cons

  • Once the battery is drained, shorting out is possible
  • Charger ten to be flakey

What to Look for When Choosing an Inverter

Wave Form

There are two types of AC powers that modern inverters produce: Modified Sine Wave (MSW) or Pure Sine Wave (PSW). Moderate MSW inverters are the most mainstream type and function admirably with the usual appliances you probably use. PSW inverters are more costly yet will run all AC loads and are best for sound systems, PCs, and other sensitive electronics. Portable tool chargers, light dimmers, variable speed tools, plasma screens, home theater sound systems, and certainly different things may not also work with MSW. MSW inverters are inclined to electronic noise known as harmonic distortion, which can cause unsettling influences in some electronic circuits.

Remote Controls

Being ready to control, monitor initially, and program your inverter from inside the cabin is a significant consideration, mainly when the inverter is in a place where it’s hard to reach. Remote panels are an absolute necessity for inverter chargers.

Powerful Surge Capacity

An inverter should be sufficiently fantastic to deal with the “surge” or starting necessities of appliances. A 125 watt TV may require 625 watts for a couple of moments when starting cold. If you are using an inverter without sufficient surge capacity, it will not begin to the appliance.

Low Electrical Interference

High-frequency inverters now and again produce some EMI or electromagnetic interference. This can cause issues with SSB and Ham reception and weather fax reception. Nonetheless, large numbers of the newer designs, particularly sine wave inverters, meet FCC Class A prerequisites, so there is incredible improvement around here. A basic answer for the issue of radio interference is to turn off your inverter.

Final Thoughts

Xantrex’s versatile power solutions even top the marine markets as the world-leading provider of advanced power electronics and controls. The products give perfect, calm AC power so you can appreciate the comfort of home on your boat without depending on shore power or a loud generator.

Xantrex series incorporate inverters, battery chargers, programmable power supplies, and variable speed drives that convert, supply, control, clean, and distribute electrical power.

If you search for a reasonable, easy-to-install and use Inverter/Charger, the Freedom HF1800 should be your best option.

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