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Old 10-02-2013, 05:46 AM
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AC outlets in cab

Hey guys im installing a couple AC outlets on the dash and my question is how much power does a typical inverter use when not actually being used? Should i use a GPR-like relay to power the inverter while the truck is on or could i just wire it straight to the battery? Ideally id like it to be hot at all times so i dont have to have the keys in to use it. Im going to mount the inverter behind the dash so i wont be able to switch it on or off by the inverter.

Heres what im doing
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:55 AM
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Ive got a 1500 in the cab of my truck and a 3000watt in the back. I can power up just about anything I need and I can leave the 1500 on 24/7 with no issue's.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:00 AM
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Ive got a 1500 in the cab of my truck and a 3000watt in the back. I can power up just about anything I need and I can leave the 1500 on 24/7 with no issue's.
Cool i just have a modest 750 just to power small tools and charge phones or things like that.
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This got to buggin me so I had to take a look, I got a 5k in the back. It does a good job of running a small microwave. You can only eat cold lunch's for so long....
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This got to buggin me so I had to take a look, I got a 5k in the back. It does a good job of running a small microwave. You can only eat cold lunch's for so long....
Funny thing is with all the things i add to my truck my parents joked and said soon ill be adding a microwave to the truck and i thought that was a great idea.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:36 PM
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Ive got the little $70 microwave from wally world and they last me about a year and a half before they give up. Its not bolted down. Its just wedged in so that poor thing gets beat up something fierce. But it keeps on tickin.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:01 PM
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Nice i have no reason for a microwave but if i did id do the same as you. But i got them imstalled ill post some pics tomorrow
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So I assume your just gonna run this straight off the battery? Lemme know how this all works out, it's a good idea
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:24 AM
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So I assume your just gonna run this straight off the battery? Lemme know how this all works out, it's a good idea
Sorry i forgot to get pics but it worked out great, i just ran it straight from the battery with 4 GA wire and put the inverter behind the panel that i put the outlets on, its about the only place behind the dash that has room
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:47 AM
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im def thinking of doing this in my work truck, so i can charge tools and what not.
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