One of the first things I did when I bought my boat in 1996 was to install a Heart Freedom 25
with a Heart Interface Link 2000 - this was before the company was purchased by Xantrax. The Link 2000 performed pretty well but as it got older, it became cantankerous and sometimes confused. (Just like some people I know). Xantrax quit offering support for the product many years ago and we managed to stumble along, often not knowing what our batteries were doing other than being able to see the amps going in or coming out and the voltage.
Just this year, while in Thailand
, a marine electronics
dealer made us a terrific offer on a Victron he had ordered by mistake. Unceremoniously, we dumped the almost 20-year old Heart inverter
and installed the Victron. The Link 2000 still occupies its spot at the nav station but does nothing more than give the voltage and cover a large hole.
I would suggest you give serious consideration to installing new equipment
Fair winds and cal