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Old March 24th, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Power Inverter

I'm running dual yellow-top Optima's in parallel and would like to add a power inverter for running a computer, or a hanging work light, or small stereo/tv or something. Nothing big. Any suggestions?
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Old March 24th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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I have a vector 400watt one in my DII. I dont know any of the specifications of it off of the top of my head but it seems nice. It works pretty well. But i think i want to put a larger one in the back of my truck when i upgrade the batteries.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 11:51 AM
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Costco

Costco has a decent small inverter from Xantrex. Its the XPower Digital 400. I use it for worklight and misc electronics.



http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/164/p/1/pt/6/product.asp
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Old April 1st, 2005, 12:24 PM
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Where are those of you that have inverters mounting them?
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Old April 1st, 2005, 12:56 PM
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Mine is on the back of the center consol on my DII. It fits perfectly there, and is pretty easy to get to.
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 07:31 AM
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I'm mounting one in a soft top 90, so will be looking for ways to weatherproof it...
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 10:24 AM
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If you look at vectors website they make some marine grade ones that are already water resistant. I dont know how to make it waterproof since it needs to stay cool and not get too hot.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 05:48 AM
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I went with the Vector 400 unit (maximum 800w) and it is perfect. Ended up mounting it to the side of the tuffy security trunk mounted on top of the passenger side rear wheel box. The unit sits about 8 inches from the rear speaker on that side, nice and convenient.
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