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1000w Inverter Installation almost complete

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SHAKE JONES, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    SHAKE JONES

    SHAKE JONES [OP] Active Member

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    Listed in order of installation: OEM door sill protectors, 20% tint, Fog Light Mod, 1000w Inverter under driver seat, seat covers, vent shades, Plasti Dip front emblem and chrome grill surround
    I got my 1000w power inverter a little over a week ago and today was the first chance I had to start putting it in. Here is what I got done today.

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    Found some 4ga wire from an amp install kit in the garage and decided to cut the center of an existing grommet out in the firewall and run the power wire through there.

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    Ran the wire behind the kick panel and under the driver side wiring raceway.

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    I then ran the wire under the carpet to the existing slit where the wires for the seat come out.

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    I cut off the excess wire and have a couple feet left over for the ground wire. I chose to ground it to the rear driver side seat bolt closest to the center console.

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    I scratched as must paint off the bottom of the bolt as I could to get the best connection.

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    I connected the ground wire and then put the bolt cover back on.

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    And this is where it sits for now.

    I added a 100amp inline fuse at the firewall and everything is working excellent right now. Hopefully in the next week or two I will be relocating the outlets and power switch. I would like to put one outlet on the rear of the center console, and the other outlet and power switch under the dash near the front cup holders.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    sfcadams

    sfcadams Retired Senior NCO

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    Link to where you purchased the inverter?
     
  3. Jan 15, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    SHAKE JONES

    SHAKE JONES [OP] Active Member

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    It was on sale at JC Whitney for $3.79. I posted a thread in the Deals/Coupons section when I found the deal and a few people got their order filled and the rest got refunded for their money.

    The link is probably dead now, and if its not, it will take you to the same one for $99.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    elblako91

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    3.79?! :eek:
     
  5. Jan 15, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    landphil

    landphil Wishin' I was Fishin'

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    Unless I'm mistaken, the body ground wire from the battery to the body is only 8ga, and as a weak link in your circuit could cause problems with higher loads on the invertor. Best would be to run a 4 ga ground wire from the invertor right to the battery, second best would be to add a 4 ga body ground at the battery. Otherwise, looks good.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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    SHAKE JONES

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    Good point. The only thing I have plugged into it so far has been a small shop vac to clean up my mess, and a laptop charger for around 20 mins. I will most likely look into changing the body ground to 4ga before I try to plug anything big up to it
     
  7. Jan 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    that looks good, and especially for $3.79! hopefully it works out for you.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    bluefish

    bluefish overkill is underrated

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    Bumping this thread which was very helpful....

    Heres a question that will reveal my ignorance: if i wannted to do this just like the op did, what could i then do to get an outlet in the bed?
     
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