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Inverter anytime (stock)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by aw113sgte, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Dec 3, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    aw113sgte

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    I just modified the stock inverter so I can use it when the key is not in the ignition.

    It's pretty simple and just involves cutting the switched +12v wires in the switch (two of them) and relay (one), then connecting "always on" wires in place. You also need to send 12V to the clutch input on the inverter and cut the speed sensor wire on it.

    Measured current draw from the battery and it doesn't increase with the mod.

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  2. Dec 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    nice writeup
     
  3. Dec 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    hahaha
     
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  5. Dec 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    Congrats! Here's your cookie!

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  6. Dec 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    SRSLY though, you should do a write up for all the TRD guys.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    hahaha
     
  8. Dec 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Sounds like a great mod. As suggested, write it up with pictures.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Hehe, I thought I may get that response. I was in a hurry so no pictures, I more posted this up to answer questions if people actually wanted to do it. I do have a modified wiring diagram I could put up.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    please do. I am interested in this mod for sure. Does this allow it to run when the truck is off? or is it to have it run at 400wats whenever you want?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    You guys are wiggin out. I can do the inverter on anytime mod without the car on too, except mine is stock, it even did it before I modified it to use the 400W all the time mod (don't confuse the one I mentioned for the mod OP did).

    All I have to do to achieve that is put the key right between accessory and ignition on position, inverter turns on and the blower motor also works.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:13 AM
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    The stock inveter will shut down once the batt voltage drops a little below 12volts. I have been wanting to do this mod for a while, just haven't gotten around to it yet. for anyone who's questioning how long you can run the inverter on the stock set up, I have run a fan and a soldering iron on it with the ignition on and it ran for about four and a half hours before the inverter shut off and I was still able to start the truck. Write up would be awesome, but even just posting up the wires you tied into would be great...
     
  13. Dec 4, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    Id like to turn my invertor in without the key in the ignition...
     
  14. Dec 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    come on dude, show us how you did the mod. Please
    sub
     
  15. Dec 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    Ahh, to me the big thing is not letting the engine electronics run just to run the inverter, other then that I don't mind letting the inverter run in "accessory" mode.
     
  16. Dec 5, 2012 at 4:22 AM
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    On travel right now, I'll post up the wiring changes I made in a couple days. It's quite easy, most time consuming part is removing the dash panels.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    :woot: Nice, Thanks
     
  18. Dec 5, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    nice write up , PIcs?
     
  19. Dec 5, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    Ill do you one better and take a video :)
     
  20. Dec 5, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    I wonder if there is a way to tap into it and put a plugin port into the dash, anyone done that?
     
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