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wiring a 300watt power inverter??

a guy asked me to fix his 300wt inverter for him while i was in the bush (at work) and so i pulled the back off and the 40amp fuse was blown so i tossed a 30amp in it and it works fine then he was talking about selling it, so i was like "how much" he said "cheap" i said "how cheap"... i ended up buying the inverter for $40.00 cdn.


so now im looking into possibly hard wiring and mounting it into my 93 ranger some how... dont have pics right now but i might in the next couple days...

any suggestions????
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I don't understand this, maybe I'm just missing something.

The 40 amp fuse was blown so you put a smaller amp fuse in it?
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im hoping that all he had at the time was a 30amp.
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May want to find the correct manufacturer rated fuse before you put it to real use.

Personally, I would wire it in like I would a small audio amplifier, use at least 6 or 4 gauge, fuse within 12" of battery and grounded near by the converter's location.
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Why does it matter if he put in a smaller fuse? Only problem it will cause is blowing faster. It is not going to hurt anything.


As for wiring all you need is a power and ground with an online fuse for the power wire
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I wouldn't waste my time on a little 300 watt unit.
Save your $$ and get a 1000 at least.
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I wouldn't waste my time on a little 300 watt unit.
Save your $$ and get a 1000 at least.
Why not? It would be great for camping. I have used a 300w before and it's great for making a pot of coffee in the morning. I don't think he will be running anything like a microwave off it
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yes i used a 30amp fuse because thats all we had and there wasnt a store within 50kms of me at the time.
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