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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Kev Anderson, Dec 21, 2004.

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  1. Kev Anderson

    Kev Anderson Guest

    Anyone know how to wire a 800watt dc-ac inverter into a vehicle?
     
  2. calhoun

    calhoun Guest

    I just did a 2000watt one in my truck.

    I have a side post battery. Buy the post extensions so you can hook on an
    extra lug. (NAPA)
    I had to use 00 welding cable (200amp) so I got the lug that accepts that
    gauge wire and will fit over the extended side post.
    Buy a fusible link holder and the appropriate size fusible link. Wire the +
    to the link and than from the link to the inverter. Since my inverter is
    located behind the cab in a tool box I ran the cable in flexible conduit
    along the frame.
    I ran the - of the inverter to the frame. I than ran the battery - to the
    frame.
    My battery is isolated (charges only) from the main truck battery so I don't
    worry about not being able to start the truck.
    I hard wired, in conduit, a double GFI outdoor receptacle mounted to the
    inside bed by the rear tailgate.
     
  3. Also, you might want to make sure your alternator is rated for the
    additional load, otherwise you'll:

    1) Run your battery down, and

    2) When your battery is run down a certain amount, start to overload
    your alternator as it picks up the load from the battery, and...

    3) Your engine will quit (no power to run the ignition system) and
    you'll be stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery AND a shot
    alternator.

    Not much fun, eh? }:)

    -Z
    --
    Ned Flat: "Why are you acting like this??"
    Yakko: "We're not acting. We really are like this."
    Wakko: "Aren't we lucky?"
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  4. Use 10mm2 cable.
    straight on to the battery with a 70A fuse link.

    Ted Rubberford..
    The Man In A Rubber Suit.
     
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