Probably a stupid question as I am just about done with anything that has the xantrex name on it but I'll ask anyway.
I have a Freedom 25 inverter charger
and a Link 2000R that is on its last leg. Also am using the Ideal Alternator regulator
that came with the 2000R. I have not been able to get the 2000R to make the charger
go into equalization
mode despite every attempt at resetting, clearing memory, reprogramming, restoring defaults etc. The 2000R will tell you it is in equalization
mode with the right lights flashing etc. but the voltage never climbs and the charger never actually goes into eq mode. Also the 2000R often will freeze up and have be repowered to start working again. I was able to borrow a freedom remote control panel
for the inverter
charger and using it the charger went into equalization mode just fine telling me the problem is with the 2000R not the charger. I then called xantrex and asked about being able to still use the Ideal Alternator regulator
without the 2000R as I was considering a link lite. They said the regulator would not funtion properly with out the 2000R and that I would need to buy a separate alternator regulator to use with the link lite.
So I am going to install my spare regulator (Balmar 614), buy the freedom remote
panel and install in the hole the 2000R used to occupy, and buy a new battery monitor
. Looking like Jamestown Dist. will sell a Victron 600 for about $160. Or do I give xantrex some more of my money
for a product they likely wont support in 3 years?