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power inverter mounting location

first off i didn't know where to post this so if it is in the wrong forum please move thanks.


well i have a portawattz 600 watt power inverter and i'm thinking about hard wiring it to the truck. I searched and found where others have done this and i was wondering where you mounted it. I'd like to do a under the hood mount but theres not much room under there so anyone who has done this please let me know where you put it and any pics would be great

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I mounted mine under the passenger's seat. I use it for mostly in truck items (mp3 player, laptop, charging camera batteries, etc.) so it works perfect there. Fit neatly underneath it and even reminds me when I leave it on with a little beep when I start the motor(low voltage warning).
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under the seat for some reason i never thought of using it for in car stuff, but that would be a great place to put it.
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Mine is under the drivers seat right now..
Mainly because you cant sit behind it with my
Infinity basslink back there too.

Run some 8gauge wire though by the E-Brake grommet then under the carpet..
and voila.
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well i'm think i'm going to run some 6 gauge cause i have some of that laying around but i don't have any carpet i wonder how hard it is to run it under the floor of an edge
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Carpet=flooring.. they both have a backing.
Pull off the bottom door moulding strips (or unscrew on some years)
then run it under the edge.
6gauge is pretty big for that.. you will probably have to trim half the wire
for it to fit on the inverter anyway.
If you are going to run it though the e-brake grommet make sure you make
a full X cut not just a slit..

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if you're usuing it for inside items, mount it in a center console somehow!
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Carpet=flooring.. they both have a backing.
Pull off the bottom door moulding strips (or unscrew on some years)
then run it under the edge.
6gauge is pretty big for that.. you will probably have to trim half the wire
for it to fit on the inverter anyway.
If you are going to run it though the e-brake grommet make sure you make
a full X cut not just a slit..

Rand

sorry it took a while to reply but mine will take up to a 4 gauge wire so its just about taking time to do it
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