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    Default using a xantrex boat/rv inverter for a house?

    DR1ers are always mentioning the xantrex DR1512, 2412, 2424, 3624... but can one use a Xantrex freedom series inverter/charger advertised for boats/rv's as a home inverter? ie Xantrex Technology Inc. - Heavy Duty Trucks - Freedom Combi 25 - Specifications

    thanks!

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    From the specs I would yes,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luperon View Post
    DR1ers are always mentioning the xantrex DR1512, 2412, 2424, 3624... but can one use a Xantrex freedom series inverter/charger advertised for boats/rv's as a home inverter? ie Xantrex Technology Inc. - Heavy Duty Trucks - Freedom Combi 25 - Specifications

    thanks!
    Sure.
    They would probably be more durable.
    Might not have the same type of chargers.
    May be worth contacting Xantrex for the pros and cons.

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    The difference between home and marine is the GFCI.
    It is safer to use the marine even in an house:
    ""A GFI, or ground fault circuit interrupter, is an automatic device that offers personal protection against electrical shock. They are installed in areas where known electrical shock hazards exist... outdoor outlets and fixtures, swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs, outlets in kitchens, basements, bathrooms, and garages. Wherever there is the potential for contact between a person and an electrical appliance in or near moisture, water, or water pipes, a GFI should be protecting the circuit... and you!""

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Pedro View Post
    The difference between home and marine is the GFCI.
    It is safer to use the marine even in an house:
    ""A GFI, or ground fault circuit interrupter, is an automatic device that offers personal protection against electrical shock. They are installed in areas where known electrical shock hazards exist... outdoor outlets and fixtures, swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs, outlets in kitchens, basements, bathrooms, and garages. Wherever there is the potential for contact between a person and an electrical appliance in or near moisture, water, or water pipes, a GFI should be protecting the circuit... and you!""
    There can be a host of differences, including being manufactured of more water/salt water resistant materials.
    Unusual voltages for special marine batteries, etc.

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