A couple of years ago I bought a Xantrex TC-10 battery charger
for battery maintenance
while in one of our rare marina stays. Worked ok, although it generates a lot of RF noise
in the 3-20 MHz region. Then just after our clearing in in Bundaberg there was a typical Aussie thunder storm, and there were two nearby ground strikes... about 200 metres away. I was foolish enough to have the charger
plugged in to shore power
during the storm and Shazam! it no longer worked. After an expletive laden period of trouble shooting I realized that it was beyond my expertise to repair it. So, I e-mailed Xantrex looking for a place to send it for help. They responded with the advice that they did not consider these units to be repairable!!!
Since the bloody thing cost 375 AU dollars, and is really a pretty simple bit of kit, this seems a rather rude attitude to me.
!. Anyone else had similar problems with this unit, or with this attitude on Xantrex'x part?
2. Am I being unreasonable in my expectations?
As you might expect, if I must replace the bloody thing, it won't be with another Xantrex unit!
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Gladstone, Qld, Oz