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Thread: how do you remember to turn off the inverter?

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    Post how do you remember to turn off the inverter?

    before you get out of your car, how do you remember to turn off the inverter? do you guys have a light installed? or perhaps a beeping noise? I want to do something to remind me to turn it off. Is is possible to make something to make a beeping noise if the inverter is on but the car keys are out of the ignition? or something like that?

    thanx

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    The best thing to do is to wire the inverter using a relay, such that the power to it is controlled via the ignition accessories switch. That way, whenever you turn the key off, the inverter turns off.

    Marlin

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    I don't agree with Merlin. I think the inverter should still run when you turn off the ignition so you don't have to reboot every time you stop at 7-11 to get a Coke. Most of the time you will remember to turn the inverter off when necessary. My 'puter can run for about 8 hours before the battery dies, so if I'm only stopping for an hour or two I often leave it on. I have left it on overnight a couple of times, though, and the battery has died. So I bought and installed a "Priority Start" (see previous posts) which turns it off automatically if the battery voltage gets too low.

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    I make an autoshutdown unit. Also serves to start up your ATX motherboard when your ACC line comes on. Details at http://www.dschmidt.com/autooff.html


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