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# Posted: 28 Apr 2020 13:51

i am changing from 12v to 24v. I currently have a Xantrex Freedon Marine 3000w inverter charger and it seems to use a ton of juice when at idle. Looking for a reco for a 4kw/24V inverter/charger that wont eat power while not under any/much load. Thx

# Posted: 28 Apr 2020 19:10

They all have a spec. There's not that many 4kw that also charge so your search wont be to vast. Look up the manufacturer specs.

# Posted: 28 Apr 2020 22:12

The lower idle currents will be in the newer topline products from Outback or Schneider. ITRC they get down to 8 - 9 watts at idle. They also have some with standby mode with basically 0 watt but they have a slight lag when power is called for. That can sometimes be a pain, or hard to tune when the loads are very small like small led lights. Schneider has at least one that can do 6800 watts, and you pay for it. But I think it is 48 volts only

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