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Unread 08-22-2010, 09:04 PM   #16
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Neat! Do you have any interference fitting plugs with the ashtray door there?

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Unread 08-22-2010, 09:07 PM   #17
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yeah so i just trimmed part of the door as you can see from the pics
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Unread 08-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #18
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I like it. Simple.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 10:58 PM   #19
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That looks really good, I just put my cb in the ash tray spot, but I like your idea better.
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Unread 08-22-2010, 11:21 PM   #20
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Could you post some photos of the actual invertor installed. I would love to add an invertor.

I really like the look of where you put it. Nicely done
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Unread 08-23-2010, 04:50 AM   #21
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Thanks guys, and PDXCoug what do you mean? of the inverter it'self that's back there?
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Unread 08-23-2010, 07:04 AM   #22
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How big is the inverter and wiring to the inverter, sorry if i missed it already.
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Unread 08-23-2010, 07:25 AM   #23
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Did you remove the case and install the invertor? I guess Im just confused about how you fit the entire invertor behind the ash tray
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Did you remove the case and install the invertor? I guess Im just confused about how you fit the entire invertor behind the ash tray
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How big is the inverter and wiring to the inverter, sorry if i missed it already.
Yes (pic in write up), and there is plenty of room back there. Enough to fit a CB so why not an inverter?

There is a pic in the write up.
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does the ashtray cover open enough to give you access to the outlets? seems like the angle would make it hard to plug up
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Unread 08-23-2010, 09:40 AM   #26
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It does, barely i'm going to trim and sand it more. I'll be honest i did this in secret because i was supposed to be paying attention to my family and girlfriend instead of working on the jeep. So this was late at night early morning. I still haven't sanded down the jig saw cuts.
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Unread 08-23-2010, 01:36 PM   #27
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Yes (pic in write up), and there is plenty of room back there. Enough to fit a CB so why not an inverter?

There is a pic in the write up.
I meant wattage and AWG of the wire...
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I meant wattage and AWG of the wire...
Also in the build thread but here it is again 400 watts and 800 watts "peak" so 8 AWG an a 80 amp fuse the inverter has 12 AWG wires coming from the circuit board which are soldered to it.
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Also in the build thread but here it is again 400 watts and 800 watts "peak" so 8 AWG an a 80 amp fuse the inverter has 12 AWG wires coming from the circuit board which are soldered to it.
with 8/12 gauge and a 800 watt peak the wire might get hot, the 80 amp fuse is good for 800 watts max.

run something for a while and see if the lines can handle it.

the fuse holder looks good and could of use the 4 gauge wire i sold you.

might want to put a wire loom over the cables so when you wheel there not covered in dirt.

i have a power inverter just like yours and gave both the cables to power it off the cigarette out lite or direct to battery. i just mounted it under the CD changer in the cargo area and plug it in when i need to the cigarette back there. its held on by the double side tape plastic squares that you can run tie-raps threw.
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with 8/12 gauge and a 800 watt peak the wire might get hot, the 80 amp fuse is good for 800 watts max.

run something for a while and see if the lines can handle it.

the fuse holder looks good and could of use the 4 gauge wire i sold you.

might want to put a wire loom over the cables so when you wheel there not covered in dirt.

i have a power inverter just like yours and gave both the cables to power it off the cigarette out lite or direct to battery. i just mounted it under the CD changer in the cargo area and plug it in when i need to the cigarette back there. its held on by the double side tape plastic squares that you can run tie-raps threw.
Yeah the 800 watt peak can't be held for that long (under an hour) but i can't see my self needing more than 400 at any time out of it.

I have a wire loom but i haven't put it on yet
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