Well i have a 95 Ranger XLT and i recently got M$'s Streets and Trips 2006 and i like to use it along with my laptop to navigate when i go driving into a city and just for fun. My laptop battery isnt the best so i want to be able to plug in my charger to my car and not have it blow anything, i currently have a cheap walmart job of a power inverter, all of 70watts... little thing i can put into a cigarette outlet
Anyway i want to actually wire a nicer one, maybe one with more watts, im sure i just dont know how high to go. I want one that will have an outlet i can plug it into and it have enough juice to charge my laptop ( a beast one one) Im looking for suggestions on what wattage to get, where to get it, as well as what is the best way to wire it to my battery. Where can i put it in my cab that it goes somewhat decent and isnt huge (not looking for a huge inverter). How will i run it to the battery, whats the best path to take, how to get it outside the cab and near the battery without hurting anything. Should i run a fuse on it, or will the inverter have one in it. How much would i be looking to spend. How should i hook it up to the battery, etc.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, since i have a little backgroung knowledge of electricity i dont have a problem soldering and running some cabling. I was thinking of running that plastic snake like stuff when i get the wire under my hood. Thanks in advance for anyone who takes the time to read this