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Unread 09-24-2007, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I need to find out if this is going to be the best way of doing things.... I'm going to be installing an inverter in my jeep and want to be able to switch on/off the (+) power cable to the inverter, it will be an 8awg wire... since I do not want to run the 8awg wire to my dash then use a huge switch, would it be best to use a relay on the 8awg wire? and if so what kind of relay would be best to use?

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Unread 09-24-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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Hey guys, I need to find out if this is going to be the best way of doing things.... I'm going to be installing an inverter in my jeep and want to be able to switch on/off the (+) power cable to the inverter, it will be an 8awg wire... since I do not want to run the 8awg wire to my dash then use a huge switch, would it be best to use a relay on the 8awg wire? and if so what kind of relay would be best to use?
The only type of relay that would handle that type of a load (that comes to my mind right now) would be a starter relay.
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Unread 09-24-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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doesnt your inverter have an on/off switch? as long as you drive your jeep on a regular basis you shouldnt have an issue.
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Unread 09-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #4
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I've put several inverters in big trucks and the relay I use is about $80. It's a marine relay. A starter relay is not made for continuous use and won't last long.
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