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    Yeah, try it that way and see if it helps. Keep the monitor outside the car, the inverter near the battery and test it out. It it is working without buzzing, move the monitor inside the car and see if it still works without buzzing.
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    I just replaced the fuse, and it powers up!!! Phew. I am about to test it on the short leads I am making. That wire is bigger than I thought. The guy at the electrical supply said it was 0000 wire. The conductor is almost a half in thick. Is there such thing as wire too big?

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    No, but it can be a real bear to work with. You don't need anything too big. The 4 gauge wire you had was probably just fine.
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    Well, I hooked it up to my battery directly with the 4/0, and it still buzzes. Must be an unsuitable inverter. Crumb. I can still use it for power tools and what not, but back to square one on the carpc. Do I try different inverters? I don't think so. I will just have to buy a DC-DC and a monitor. Any small inverters, for monitor only that could be suggested? My monitor only draws 30 watts.

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    I've heard people who have gotten good results with coleman inverters.
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    F an inverter, Imma do this right. thanks for all your help. really. guess the 15" is going on my desk next to the 22".

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    Smile Sinewave issues

    Hey,
    Have you considered the buzzing noise is because you are using a non sine wave inverter? Try looking around for a true sine wave inverter.
    Let me know if you have any success. I Have been checking out this site for a while and just decided to join hello all!


    Just found this googling sine wave http://www.samlexamerica.com/pure_si..._inverters.htm

    True Sine Wave Inverters will:

    Allow inductive loads like microwave oven and motor driven products to run faster, quieter and cooler.

    Reduce or eliminate audible and electrical noise in fans, florescent lights, audio amplifiers etc.

    Allows accessories that are sensitive to higher harmonic distortion levels found in modified sine wave inverters to function seamlessly with pure sine wave inverters

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