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Old 04-26-2015, 05:33 PM   #1
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Xantrex XF1000/XF1800 - Anyone else running one?

Hey All,

Just wanting to see if anyone else is currently running a Xantrex XF series inverter/charger. So far I've been happy with it, but I don't have much run time yet. I'm curious to see what others have found.


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Old 04-27-2015, 04:32 PM   #2
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Did you possibly mean the Xantrex HF series, modified sine wave units?
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:27 AM   #3
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Xantrex XF1000/XF1800 - Anyone else running one?

You sir are correct. My mistake for posting on forums with less than adequate sleep!
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:49 AM   #4
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I think the HF series has been made for quite a while and are probably durable units. You may run into problems with electronic equipment due to the modified sine wave output. Pure sine wave inverters have come down drastically in price. If you don't need the charger and transfer switch consider the Xantrex Prowatt series (600, 1000, & 2000 watt) for their low cost and dependability.

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:00 AM   #5
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have sold a few of those , and they are reliable . it is true the they dont work perfectly on some electronics . and the prices have gone down . good units , depends on what your needs are ...
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll be running most things off DC for my trailer, but now I'm curious as to what may have an issue with the modified sine wave versus pure when using the inverter mode. Any particular examples?


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That, Mr Magoo, is the the hard question. Most manufactures are aware of modified sine wave inverters, and design accordingly. I have heard of some laptop power supplies having issues with them. It is difficult to predict what qualifies as "delicate" electronics.
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The tech support guy at Samlex told me the modified sine wave design needed 20% more power to drive a motor as compared to a true sine wave. That extra 20% went to heat in the motor. Not good.


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