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Unread 12-23-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
SR2Wheeler
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Feature page says KK has an 115-volt inverter

Looking over the feature pages for my 2009 KK, the Popular Equipment Group shows an 115-volt inverter. I've never seen this in my Jeep. I have all the other items. I thought an inverter took the 12VDC and changed it to 110V AC. Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks,

PS, I just got an inverter for my wife's laptop to stay charged on trips!

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Unread 12-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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WOW! It is mounted in the back of the console! Bet my 3 dogs kept wondering what that black square thing with the electrical plug sign was for! Guess I can send back the gift I got the wife for Christmas now. Ha!

Thanks for teaching me something new again today!

Don
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Unread 12-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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it can be convenient. Just remember it doesn't have power until you push the button on the dash in front of the shifter.
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Unread 12-23-2014, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the note. I was just refreshing my memory looking through my owners manual and saw what that lower button was for! Maybe the wife will want to keep the new inverter for her BMW?
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Unread 12-23-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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You could keep the other inverter for anything with a 3 prong plug, anything you want to run while the Jeep is off, and for devices that draw a bit more juice than the stock inverter can handle. In my experience, it can charge a 15 inc MacBook Pro while it is off, but it will sometimes overheat and shut itself down if a passenger is using the computer. The stock inverter is great for charging cell phones though.
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Unread 12-24-2014, 10:05 AM   #6
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I wish they kept the inverter option for 2011. What's the button look like to turn it on? Is it part of the panel that has the hazards and tcs buttons?
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Unread 12-24-2014, 12:34 PM   #7
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The button for turning on the inverter is located next to the hazard button just in front of the gearshift knob on the lower set of buttons. My KK Sport only has two operating buttons and several blanks.
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Unread 12-24-2014, 03:59 PM   #8
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The button for turning on the inverter is located next to the hazard button just in front of the gearshift knob on the lower set of buttons. My KK Sport only has two operating buttons and several blanks.
Yea I have a ton of blanks. I think the 2 ends are supposed to be heated seats, then I have 1 for the airbag light(I've only seen this glow once, not worried really. My passenger bag will blow with the drivers then. I have insurance...), tcs button, hazards, and hill descent control. I think there might be 1 more blank. I haven't paid attention.

I looked into adding switches, but the whole "stack" is a circuit board and you can't modify it.
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Unread 12-24-2014, 05:51 PM   #9
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The inverter works well with kids toys like 3DS or tablets--heated seat controls are the 2 end buttons-those are great on cold morning.
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