Power Packs provide portable AC power.

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XPower Powerpack 300 has 20 amp-hr battery and provides 300 W of household electricity. Built-in fluorescent light will last up to 25 hr. XPower Powerpack 300 PLUS provides 300 W of portable AC power, jump starts vehicles and can inflate tires. It includes fluorescent light and provides electricity to run cordless phone and other applicances during power outage. Built-in air compressor with nozzle adapters can inflate car tire in less than 4 min.

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Xantrex Launches Multipurpose Portable Power Products

XPower Powerpacks provide portable AC power, jump-start vehicles and have a built-in air compressor

Vancouver, British Columbia, August 22, 2002 - New portable power products from Xantrex Technology Inc. are destined to become a driver's best friend. The XPower Powerpack 300 PLUS
provides 300 watts of portable AC power, jump starts vehicles and can inflate tires and small sports equipment with its built-in air compressor.

"The XPower Powerpack is the ultimate safety tool to have in the trunk of your car," said Lawrence Neil, Director of Sales for XPower products. "It's great for emergency situations when you need to jumpstart a car, truck or boat or even inflate a tire. It also has a built-in fluorescent light and provides electricity to run a cordless phone and other appliances during a power outage in your home."

Xantrex offers two models - the XPower Powerpack 300 and the XPower Powerpack 300 PLUS. Both units come with jumper cables, an AC charger that recharges the Powerpack from a standard
wall outlet, and a DC charging cable to recharge the Powerpack from the battery of a car, truck, boat or small RV. The XPower Powerpack 300 PLUS also includes a built-in air compressor with
nozzle adapters to pump air into tires or small inflatable sports equipment. A car tire can be inflated in less than four minutes.

Built with a 20 amp-hour battery, the XPower Powerpack 300 provides 300 watts of household electricity. It will power a cordless telephone for up to 40 hours, a laptop computer for six hours, and a portable stereo for 17 hours. Its built-in fluorescent light will last for up to 25 hours.

XPower Powerpacks will be available by the end of September at leading hardware and automotive retailers across the US and Canada, and on Xantrex' on-line store at www.store4power.com. The
XPower Powerpack 300 has a suggested retail price of US$99.99 and the PLUS version with compressor will retail for US$129.99. For more information on XPower products, visit www.xantrex.com.

About Xantrex

Xantrex Technology Inc. develops, manufactures and markets leading advanced power electronic and control products for the Distributed, Mobile, and Programmable Power markets. The
company's enabling technology converts raw electrical power from any central, distributed, or backup power source into high-quality power required by electronic and electrical equipment.

Xantrex products are used for various applications: for renewable and distributed power solutions such as solar, wind, microturbines and fuel cells; to supply backup power for homes, small businesses and traffic lights during electric grid disruptions; to provide auxilliary electricity in boats, recreational vehicles, cars and heavy duty trucks; and to develop, test, and power precision equipment such as semi-conductor manufacturing and medical equipment. The company sells its products under the Xantrex brand.

A privately owned company with 650 employees and revenues of US$110 million In 2001, Xantrex is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with additional facilities in Arlington, Washington and Livermore, California.

For further information contact:

Carly Thorson

604 422 2627


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