Xantrex has introduced a no-idle solution to the work truck market. Freedom e-GEN is a lithium-ion battery-based power system that can be requested as an OEM install with most truck upfitters or as aftermarket solution through Xantrex authorized dealers.

According to Matt Wodecki, Freedom e-GEN sales director, no idling benefits the environment and translates to reduced operating costs and increased productivity for fleet managers and operators.

“The chief advantage of Freedom e-GEN system for the work truck market is no longer being tied to a portable generator, or being required to idle your engine to power tools and equipment,” Wodecki said. “Freedom e-GEN provides virtually unlimited power to run job site tools, equipment, and hotel loads for a significant amount of time without wasting fuel.”

The heart of the Freedom e-GEN system is a dedicated lithium-ion battery bank that offers twice the power capacity in the same physical size of a traditional deep-cycle battery. Available from 125Ahr to 1260Ahr as part of a fully customizable power generation system, Freedom e-GEN batteries last 6-8 times the life of traditional batteries, providing up to 6,000 charge-discharge cycles.

The Freedom XC Inverter/Charger converts DC electricity from the batteries into stable AC power. It is also power factor corrected to use AC current as efficiently as possible.

The Freedom XC Inverter offers the added benefit of supplying up to 3,000 watts of continuous utility grade, true sine wave power — this is especially important for proper function of sensitive electronics such as laptops, utility test equipment, and charging bases for power tools and two-way radios.

Regulated by the Xantrex Intelligent Battery Management System (BMS), Freedom e-GEN supports charging from both a second alternator (included) and shore power, offering flexibility and fast recharging. The addition of a Xantrex solar kit (or trickle charger) provides an unlimited source of power that will ensure any vehicle parked for prolonged periods of time will have fully charged batteries when needed.