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Power Inverter Wiring
Electronics aren't my strong suit so I thought I'd check with yall before spending the money here. I will be mounting a 2500 watt (2500 continuous, 5000 peak) inverter behind my rear crew cab seat (near my subwoofer amp). It came with 2x 6' B+ cables and 2x 6' B- cables (it needs all 4 cables hooked up to run, so 2 B+ inputs on the inverter and 2 B-). Six feet isn't nearly long enough so I am going to run some fat welding leads from the battery, under the truck, up into the inverter, so thats probably 10-15' (without actually going to measure yet). I've been doing some research and I think 2/0 should work just fine for anything I'd throw at it but should that be a total of FOUR 2/0 cables or could I just split the B+ and B- respectively at the inverter end to go into the 4 separate inputs?
Don't worry about my charging system and batteries and such...while stock for now, I also don't plan on running very much off this at all save for the occasional laptop charger, radio charger, or 120v compressor (for air horns), none of them at the same time or continuous. Just wanted to cover my future bases for future upgrades.
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