Xantrex 2524 died - repair or replace
Our otherwise trusty Xantrex SW Plus 2524 inverter failed about two weeks ago after 12+ years of solid performance. Getting it to the only repair center in Nicaragua given the current civil unrest was a challenge and the estimate just came in.
The problem was a fault in the display panel/control circuit module generating an error code (05g - input relay failed) that was shutting down the inverter.
The cost to repair is about $425 using a used panel/circuit board. The cost to replace with an anywhere near comparable inverter (Schneider/Context 2524) is $2200-2500.
Kind of hate to toss it for the sake of the display panel/ control circuit but maybe 12 years is a reasonable life. And replacing an old part with an expensive old part....?
Your thoughts about hanging on to this model of Xantrex would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.