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post #1 of 10 Old 02-16-2009, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Power Inverter

Hi all,

So, I am new to my truck and Ford's. I love my crew cab, but was wondering if anybody has 'hard wired' a power invertor in to the dash?

I did a search and didn't find anything. But I can't help but wonder why Ford, (or any of the maufacturers), don't just install an OEM power invertor? I think the newer 2008/2009 do.

I was replacing burnt out dash lights and there looks to be plenty of room back there to install a power invertor. I know these things do produce a lot of heat, so is that the main issue?

Gotta figure out how to put a signature on here...
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-16-2009, 08:47 AM
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I was thinking the same thing the other day. I would love to have a built in Power Invertor in my 04
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I dont know about the inverter but for your signature, go to User PC and then on the left click on edit signature

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You can certainly install an inverter. I have a xantrex 1750 mounted in my 2000 PSD. It is up under the dash. I was orginally planning on even routing a spot to install outlets, but have found that it is easy enough to reach the outlets on the inverter. When you install you will need to add a fuse between the inverter and the battery. All in all, the hardest part of the job is figuring out how to mount the inverter. Good Luck
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I plan on doing this to mine soon. Where under you dash did you mount your inverter at sharphedin?

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I am installing one under my back seat, I all ready have a 0 gauge power wire going to my amp.

There is alot of room under the rear back seats. It will be a 2000/4500 inverter, I figure with 2000 watts of power with a 4500 surge, I can run just about anything

The only thing I want to install is a 2nd Alt, but am having a hard time finding the stock bracket for the 7.3


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I am installing one under my back seat, I all ready have a 0 gauge power wire going to my amp.

There is alot of room under the rear back seats.

That looks like a good setup. How big is the inverter?

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The Inverter that I "WILL BE" installing is a 2000watt cont/4500watt surge

In the picture, that is my subwoofer amp, the inverter will be going on the passenger side of it. The PlayStation 2 will be going on the Driver side.

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Thought that something didnt look right!

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i put a little one in the glove box... i can run pretty much anything off of it.

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