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Xantrex PowerHub 1800

Xantrex PowerHub 1800

Xantrex PowerHub 1800
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Item Code: XPH1800
Ship Weight: 68.2 lbs.
Regular Price: $999.00
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Expires: 5/31/2016 *Contiguous United States

The PowerHub converts power stored in your deep cycle batteries to 1800 watts of household power to operate your essential applications. It provides an affordable, high output, primary power solution for an off-grid cottage or cabin, as well as backup power for grid-connected homes when the power goes out.

Setting up this power system is simple and hassle-free with built-in fuses, breakers, and cables. The PowerHub is designed to be part of a system that allows you to easily connect to and charge your batteries with solar and wind inputs, and allows for pass-through generator output or generator charging of the batteries as well. And, its advanced automatic power transfer switching ensures your essential applications keep running in your grid-connected home should the power go out.

Simply install your SEALED, lead-acid Gel-type 12Vdc, 100Ah batteries into the provided battery box, connect the batteries to the PowerHub 1800 with the supplied cables, plug in the PowerHub 1800 into your wall outlet to start trickle charging your batteries. When a power outage occurs, simply plug in your appliances or devices into the PowerHub 1800. You can also connect solar panels and wind turbines to your PowerHub 1800 for alternate power supply to charge your batteries in the PowerHub 1800. Be sure to check out the video for complete details on how to install and use the Power Hub 1800 (click on the Product Video tab above).

Batteries not included, requires 2 SEALED, lead-acid Gel-type 12Vdc, 100Ah batteries. Battery dimensions Must be 12" W x 6.75" D x 9" H (batteries can be purchased at any automotive supply store).

Need even more power?
Increase the run time of your Xantrex PowerHub with an optional battery box. Holds 2 more batteries to double the operating time of your appliances. Click on the accessories tab to the right to add this item to your order.

Charge the PowerHub 1800 by AC power, Solar or Wind power..
The PowerHub 1800 can be recharged from AC utility electricity, a generator, solar or wind energy. To add solar power, or wind power, simply go to the accessories tab to the right.

Learn even more..
Be sure to watch the Product Video to see how simple it is to set up the PowerHub 1800 (click on the Product Video tab to the right).


Inverter & Battery Box Dimensions: 14.1" x 21.9" x 20" (35.8 x 55.6 x 50.8 cm)
Package Weight: 57.5 lb
Warranty: 1 Year
Inverter Maximum Power: 1800 Watts
Continuous Power: 1440 Watts
Surge Rating: 2880 Watts
AC output voltage: 115V
AC output frequency: 60 Hz +/- 1 Hz
AC output waveform: Modified sine wave

Installation Instructions

Operation Guide

Appliance & Device Run Times


Product Features:

Modified sine wave inverter/charger with battery box
Designed to include a generator as part of the system; generator power can pass through the unit to the AC outlets, and recharge the batteries
Integrated transfer switch
40-amp three-stage charger
Four AC outlets with hardwire option
Two DC inputs for solar and/or wind connections
Full-feature LED display for system monitoring

Run Times:

*Run times are based on the PowerHub 1800 with 2 - 100 AH batteries installed.

Refrigerator 18 cu. Ft. (120 watts) 15 hours
Inkjet Printer (8 watts) 218 hours
Laptop computer (65 Watts) 22 hours
Table lamp (25 watts) 54 hours
Cellular telephone (5 watts) 396 Hours

Need even more power?
Increase the run time of your Xantrex PowerHub with an optional battery box. Holds 2 more batteries to double the operating time of your appliances. Click on the accessories tab to the right to add this item to your order.

Welcome to the Xantrex PowerHub 1800 Installation Video.

Before getting started, Xantrex recommends reading both the user guide and installation guide thoroughly so that you can prepare for a safe and effective installation.

The first step before beginning any installation is to turn off the utility power to your house or cabin at the breaker box. The PowerHub will arrive at your house fitted with a flexible AC cord for easy connectivity to a generator but for a hardwired installation, the cover to the inverter charger must be removed. The flexible AC cord and plate must also be removed from the unit. The plate containing the flexible AC cord is replaced with a hardwire plate containing knockouts for hardwire input and output openings. Use the handle of screwdriver to pop out the access point for these and the knockout for the DC input cables from solar and wind inputs. The electrical code requires that DC input cables from solar and wind inputs must be housed in conduit as they run into your house from the outside where they originate at the solar panels or wind turbines, which are usually mounted on the roof or surrounding area. Once this is completed, the basic system is ready and able to be wired for hardwire installation to wind, solar and utility energy.

We begin with the wiring for DC inputs from a wind turbine. These originate from the wind turbine then go to a charge controller and then are directed from the charge controller into the inverter charger module where the black wire and red wire are connected to the appropriate terminals and tightened down with a ratchet set. Next, the wiring for DC inputs coming from a solar array can be connected. Here too, the wires come down from the roof top through a charge controller and into the inverter charger where again, the red and black wires are connected, only this time to the small ring terminals provided.

Now we must ensure that the inverter charger module is grounded to the main ground in your house or cottage by connecting the grounding wire to either the ground lug or by using a lock nut as shown here. Now that we have hardwired the DC inputs, we can begin to hardwire the AC or utility power directly into the inverter charger module. Here, we begin by loosening the AC input access point so that we can pull the conduit containing the white, black and brown wires into the module. Once this is done, we can begin to insert the white and black wires into the provided terminal block and tighten them into place. This is then followed by attaching the grounding wire, which usually requires making a hook with a needle nose pliers in order to ensure a good contact is made. This is followed by hardwiring AC power out by placing the black and white wire into the tunnel block and tightening them into place. With all of the hardwire connections complete, we can replace the top cover to the inverter charger module.

Now we are ready to install the battery box, which stores energy for the system. Once the top cover has been removed, lineup the holes on the side wall of the battery box with the bonding screws that protrude from the inverter charger module. Next, prepare to install the batteries by checking the cables and removing the protective plastic cover from the red positive cable. Then, carefully lift the recommended sealed lead acid batteries into place and lower them into the battery box one at a time. Then, using a ratchet set, begin to loosen the battery connections in preparation for connecting the batteries to each other and then to the battery box. Safety tip! Do not place your tools on top of the batteries. Using the supplied cables, connect the batteries together - black terminal to black terminal and red terminal to red terminal. Then connect the linked battery bank to the battery box ring terminal. Safety tip! Be careful to watch for reverse polarity. Red is always to red and black is always to black. Once this is complete, you can replace the battery box cover.

Some of you may choose to add a second battery box, which is available as an accessory. This second battery box allows you an additional 200 Amp-hours of energy by connecting two more batteries. Remove the blanking plate to connect the battery box to the inverter charger unit. Then, take the Anderson connector from the battery box and insert it into the inverter charger recess until it clicks into place. Then, using pliers snap off the plastic plate on the battery box and close the cover neatly hiding any of the wires. Safety tip! Ensure the battery box and inverter charger unit are bonded properly.

Once again, replace the battery box cover and the entire system is in place, properly connected and bonded together with both input power and output power in place. In this installation we have included the optional second battery box and we have chosen to hardwire an outlet elsewhere in the hall. In the kitchen, we have a hardwired outlet so that we can run key applications from the power supply by the PowerHub. Alternatively, AC power can be accessed without hardwiring through the 4 AC receptacles on the PowerHub. Having power is as easy as pushing a button. Instead of hardwiring the system, the PowerHub can also be used as a silent, powerful backup system when the flexible AC cord that we removed at the beginning of this video is kept in place and used to simply plug into a generator. Safety tip! Do not install the PowerHub outdoors because it is only designed for indoor use.

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Set of 2 - 100 Ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery 12 Volts - (Total 200 Ah) - For Solar Applications
Add 200 Ah of battery power to the 1800 Watt Solar Generator Kit. If you are adding 2 batteries to the "Complete" Solar Generator Kit, Simply add the Xantrex Extra Battery Box above to house these.
Reg Price: $549.00
Memorial Day: $470.00
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Xantrex Extra Battery Box for the PowerHub 1800
Need more storage capacity to run things for even longer? The PowerHub Battery Expansion Box allows you to instantly add up to 2 more 100 Ah batteries to the storage capacity of your 1800 Watt Solar Generator - Solar Generator for Home to 400 Ah.
Reg Price: $310.00
Memorial Day: $259.00
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