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    you could put a relay on the power line and turn that on and off manually in order to completely shut off power to the inverter
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    well first, i have 2 inverters and neither one of them have a switch to turn them on/off just plug them in and they are on. So.... ill have to find on that has a switch. I think i can manage to relocate the switch without much hassle. Im not to sure about the other stuff.

    Thanks for all the info guys. will let you know if i fry myself once i get a new inverter.

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    I use a vector 400W inverter and we took the LED display/on-off/select feature and moved it up to the front of the car using some cat3 6pair. the put the LED display where my clock used to be and wired the buttons differently so it was easier to access them. I can take some pictures if you'd like. Also it's easy to see what the voltage is on my battery, as well as how much power it's using.

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    fyi - you could also purchase a time-delay relay. Check this one out - you could connect it to your computer and it will shutoff the inverter after the computer shuts off. It even has timing adjustments. It's also priced relatively well (i.e. not over-priced).

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    Why not just wire a relay to control the inverter?
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    or just a switch.

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    Or just dont turn it off. But then you'll want an aux battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n8scstm
    Or just dont turn it off. But then you'll want an aux battery.
    Yeah you will!! If I don't unplug mine the battery is dead by morning. And I
    don't mean the computer, the inverter on with computer off.

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