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My 110 volt socket

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, May 1, 2002.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    looks good man. you just rewire an invertor?
    grant
     
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    yeah, i wasn't going to use a switch, but the inverter has a built in fan, so it would pull power all the time without a switch.
     
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    I like it. You could also get a grey outlet, or one of those metal outdoor outlets with covers. Where did you locate the actual invertor?
     
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    walmart, it was $50 and 400 watts constant and 800 surge/max
     
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    walmart didn't have gray there.
     
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    I would go by the hardware store and get the "outdoor" grey metal cover that has flip up spring loaded caps. Other then that she looks good. Nice work!
     
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    what would be the advantage of that? i think it would look too big and bulky.
     
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    My blazer is Herculined and I wash it with a pressure washer. The advantage would be known the first time I washed it and got water in the socket. Plus if you ever have the top off and it starts to rain ;-(
     
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    I got High Voltage too I can run an air compressor and most tools. But more imporntant it will run a Blender /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
    Pic:<a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze/abi>Caution High Voltage</a>
    I have sence moved my invertor under the passenger seat its better protected there and more solidly mounted. Now I can mix a Margarita without stopping /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    Cool!
    I have always wanted an inverter. So what is the smallest you would go when buying one? I would use it for tools and camping. Can you run AC powered stuff for long periods, like a tv? I guess the truck would need to be started from time to time to keep the batt from going dead.......
    Cool stuff
     
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    When I said locate, I meant where in the vehicle.
     
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    you can get water tight outlets from any marine supply store such as West Marine. A 15 or 20 amp/125volt plug wil work. You can get the outlet covers that screw down over the plug in either stainless steel or yellow plastic these will withstand normal water, and survive all but a dicect blast buy a pressure washer.
     
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    I think 800 watts(continious power) is the smallest I would go for camping and general needs. That will run a small tankless compressor small power tools, TVs and small appliances that dont use over 7 amps
    My 1000 watt will run a motor up to 1/2 hp. it has quite a bit of power. At 1000 wats it will eat up a battery in under 2 hours. but it will last at least 4 or 5 hours running a small TV and still start the truck. It also has a low voltage warning light/alarm and auto shut down.
    I got it to run my onboard air compressor. I had to go with an electric compressor because I wanted to be able to air stuff up fast and did not want to give up my air conditioning. Its kind of handy to have power anywhere my truck is.
    heres where I got my invertor form <a target="_blank" href=http://www.northerntool.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/NTE_SEARCH.d2w/report?KEYWORDS=inverters&amp;PHOTOS=on>northerntool.com</a>
    They have good prices on stuff.
     
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    I was going to mount one of the outdoor gray ones to my tube bumber when I get it made.
    so theres power inside and out.
     
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    how do you guys wire the inverter into the wiring?

    i was thinking of putting the inverter under the dash and having an outdoor plug in the dash somewhere...diagrams are good for us wiring idiots/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    red went to battery, and black to a good ground spot, i know you knew that, but that's all i really did!
     

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