Originally Posted by Eatmorefish
Be advised, xantrex has been having trouble with their quality, particularly the mother boards. I had this inverter for years with no problems then went to install another in a different rig that only ran for about a minute. Unfortunately, I let it sit on my shelf for too long and the warrenty ran out b4 I even installed it. I ended up eating that one. I also know of two others that had the same issue purchased last year, they caught it in time and were covered. Suffice to say xantrex is no longer high on my recommend list.
Sorry to hear this.
The Xantrex 817-2080 Freedom XC 2000 isn't repairable.... must all be on circuit boards I guess.
their more expensive transformer based ones are repairable..... i spoke with the company about this.
Currently leaning towards a whole system by Victron. Repairable, good warranty, supposedly good quality, and all the different components talk to each other.
Spoke with a trusted solar installer this morning, and with a few hundred dollars of add on Victron tech.. the solar installer (or seller of the system) can work with me to diagnose and fine tune the system. awesome.