where to buy wire to run from battery to inverter? UPDATE: another question about kit
UPDATE #2 can I wire a switch into the power wire of the amp kit?
ok, so yesterday, i bought a 12VDC SPST switch (rated to 30 amps), for the purpose of mounting on/in my dash (where I currently have a blank plate). the idea is, I will essentially hide the inverter somewhere (out of sight&reach), and leave the switch on the inverter always on, and just control the power via this other switch that I purchased My question is, do I just wire it right into the power wire of the amp kit? The back of this switch that I bought has 3 terminals: power, load, and ground. Can someone explain easily how this would need to be wired???
UPDATE my latest question about an amp wiring kit
ok, so, i picked up a Scosche 250-500W amp wiring kit at Wal-Mart (yes, Wal-Mart), to use to hook up my Coleman 300W inverter. Now, my question is (being the electrical newbie that I am): there's one longer power wire, to go to the positive battery terminal I presume, and there's a shorter ground wire, which gets grounded somewhere on the care body??? Is that it? Somebody with half a clue when it comes to basic electrical stuff, explain to me how this works, and explain how it is safe?!? (Or am I missing something???)
ok, so, this wire that I'm apparently supposed to run directly from my battery to my inverter, where do I buy this stuff?
can I buy just normal ol' 10-2 wire from Lowes/HomeDepot?
Or does it need to be some special kind of wire (special insulation, etc) because it's going to be running in the engine compartment?
is 10 AWG wire heavy enough to connect to a Coleman 350W/700W inverter that'll be powering a minimal Athlon 2500 mobile (barton) system?
thanks for any help.
oh, and yes, I am aware of :google: and :search: , but i tried them both, and the results that I got looked like this: :barf: