You can get a shutdown controller for it from the mp3car.com shopOriginally Posted by yonu
ok all here is a quick question on wiring inverters(i know not the best solution) I am plainign on using a 12awg wire with inline fuse to run the power to my inverter but my question is i want a switch int he front to turn the inverter on and off so what i am asing is do you all think i should cut the wire at the front of the car and put a switch in it or what is you guys suggestions
as stupid as this sounds i would rather not use a shutdown controler right now that is why i am asking for thoughts
OK just so we are talking on the same wavelength I didn't mean shutdown controller as in Opus,Carnetix etc - I understand you want an invertor, I meant shutdown controller for the invertor. You may have already understood what I meant, so if you did, smashing.Originally Posted by yonu
The circuit above is a good idea... Also you could just hook up a switch/relay combination to give power to the invertor and of course to make sure that your not running all that juice through a switch, if that worries you.
I have been running mine in this configuration (switch located under my dash on 12v line before it gets to the inverter and the inverter power switch left in the on position) for a couple of years now and have had no problems. I wired it up to my accessory line so even if I froget to turn off the inverter with the switch it will still shut off when I shut off the car. Unfortunatly this has lead me to power off the pc without shutting it down leading to a long boot the next trip. To solve this I broke down and ordered a shutdown controller...cant wait till it arrives.
Hope this helps.
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thanks for all the advice i just wasn't sure if i would run into any problems simply putting a switch in
yeah a switch is good and simple, but i think automated stuff is always better.
If they don't want it, they don't want it. There's no telling some peopleOriginally Posted by csnowman00