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Old 03-18-2006, 12:40 PM
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Antone have any pics of a power inverter installation. I got a 1750 watt inverter and would like som ideas on installing. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:04 PM
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I don't have any pics but I had mine installed under the center console in my Suburban.
 
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:12 PM
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I plan on putting mine under the back seat and putting the aux batteries in my jockey box.
 
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:55 PM
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I mounted a second battery and inverter for my slide-in camper; The box is pretty well toast so I made a hole in the front and ran #1 or 0 AWG welding cable under the truck and hooked up the two batteries with that.. I didn't use an isolator cause my power draw wasn't high enough to warrant it but it probably a good idea with that big of an inverter.
 
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:32 PM
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Ya Ive got all the equip to hook it up but was hopefully trying to find some pics of an install.
 
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:12 AM
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PM me with your e-mail digger and I will send you some pics of my inverter install.
 
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:38 AM
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I put mine under passenger seat, tied the ON/OFF switch into switches in the ash tray as not to leave it on by accident. Granted mine is only 350W for the lap top, have some pics in gallery.
 

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Old 03-22-2006, 11:31 AM
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PM me with your e-mail digger and I will send you some pics of my inverter install.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:36 AM
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Say's I dont have enough posts to e- mail anyone yet.Not been a member long enough yet either.
 
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Digger! sent you an e-mail intitled power inverter check it out and e-mail me back.
 
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I just bought a Cobra 800watt/1600peak inverter. I'm aware of the amperage increase that takes place with longer runs of wire from the battery to the inverter, but is the same true if you run an additional receptacle from the inverter about 8' to a location in the bed (for instance)? Does the amperage increase again or is it a much slower increase since the voltage has already been converted to AC?
 
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:47 AM
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Main thing is wire resistance, vs. cost per length. If you are only running about 8 ft, check out some of the ebay auctions, one site specializes in AC wiring for boats, i.e. still very flexible but designed for AC Voltage. If it were me, running 8 ft cost wise wouldn't be much different in price, and I would run 10 awg AC wire. 12awg AC wire is more than enough for the size of inverter.

http://stores.ebay.com/Genuinedealz_...Q3amesstQQtZkm
 
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The current through the AC wire will be about 1/10 the DC current into the inverter. Like, if you're drawing 1200 watts of power, that's 10 amps at 120 volts AC out, and something like 100 amps at 12 volts DC into the inverter. So you want to keep the DC cables as short and thick as possible, and make really good electrical connections.
 
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Originally Posted by angus
The current through the AC wire will be about 1/10 the DC current into the inverter. Like, if you're drawing 1200 watts of power, that's 10 amps at 120 volts AC out, and something like 100 amps at 12 volts DC into the inverter. So you want to keep the DC cables as short and thick as possible, and make really good electrical connections.
FYI, AC inverters are not 100% efficent.

85-90% is more like it.
 
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I broke one down and installed it in a customers excursion in the place of the rear controls since they were useless after removing the factory radio




 

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