Heavy Duty Truck
Whether just getting on the road again, or six days on the road, a truck driver’s day is as long as the long long Texas road. When it’s down-time, a driver just wants a hot meal, and a soft pillow. However, the electronics in a truck allow some of the creature comforts of home.
Some of these comforts in a driver’s paradise, like a Microwave, TV, or Laptop need AC power. These devices, when used in a truck, need an inverter. That’s where we come in.
When emailing family, checking service records, or just watching your favorite show, the last thing a driver wants to concern himself with is whether his electrical devices are working or not.
With inverter models in every major heavy truck OEM, Xantrex is the clear choice for the truck driving man. While your truck can’t make the call, Xantrex inverters have been truck driver approved since 1995.
With our strict quality control and HALT testing, Xantrex products have the reliability the man behind the wheel needs.
When you’re done calling Baton Rouge, Giddy up, go, and roll on 18 wheeler. You’ve got places to go. Your Xantrex inverter will be on that happy journey with you.
The illustration above depicts a Xantrex inverter/charger installed on a typical heavy duty truck. The inverter/charger takes stored battery power and converts it to AC power to run appliances like TVs and coffee makers located in the sleeper cab. Inverting power from a battery bank is a quiet and environmentally friendly alternative to idling the engine to supply power to the cab.
When the truck is supplied with external AC power, at a truck stop for example, the inverter/charger takes the incoming power and recharges the batteries back to full capacity. Excess power is supplied to the cab to run appliances.
If no external AC power is available, the inverter/charger will draw 12-volt DC power from the battery banks and invert it into 120-volt AC. An internal transfer switch senses whether external AC power is present, allowing the unit to instantly switch from charge mode to invert mode when power is disconnected.
Xantrex inverters can be installed as an OEM option or as an aftermarket installation.