Power Inverter Wiring - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 07-12-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
Emergency Services
 
TexasAggie09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 558
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Power Inverter Wiring

Howdy Yall,
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.

Thanks!

Thanks and Gig 'Em!
White 1995 F350 CC LB 4x4 7.3 SRW
Bought 8/27/09 with 183k miles
4 Position Chip, 35" BFG Mud Terrains, Bilstein 5125 Shocks, DIY Intake 6637, No cat/muffler, Carr Side Steps, Ranch Hand Front Bumper, Headache Rack, Rear Bumper

Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2009

TexasAggie09 is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 07-12-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
Emergency Services
 
TexasAggie09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 558
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I know someone knows about this stuff!

Thanks and Gig 'Em!
White 1995 F350 CC LB 4x4 7.3 SRW
Bought 8/27/09 with 183k miles
4 Position Chip, 35" BFG Mud Terrains, Bilstein 5125 Shocks, DIY Intake 6637, No cat/muffler, Carr Side Steps, Ranch Hand Front Bumper, Headache Rack, Rear Bumper

Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2009


Last edited by TexasAggie09; 07-13-2011 at 09:30 PM.
TexasAggie09 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 07-14-2011, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
Emergency Services
 
TexasAggie09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 558
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anyone at all?

Thanks and Gig 'Em!
White 1995 F350 CC LB 4x4 7.3 SRW
Bought 8/27/09 with 183k miles
4 Position Chip, 35" BFG Mud Terrains, Bilstein 5125 Shocks, DIY Intake 6637, No cat/muffler, Carr Side Steps, Ranch Hand Front Bumper, Headache Rack, Rear Bumper

Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2009

TexasAggie09 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome