I started out powering my truckputer with an inverter just like you, and just using the stock battery. The only real downfall of that setup is that you have to manually put your computer into shutdown or hiberation mode, and manually flip the switch to turn it on. There isn't any risk with this setup, as the inverter completely cuts the power to the computer, it won't drain the battery.Originally Posted by andybrown
There are circuits on the forum that show how you can setup an inverter to automatically turn on and off with the trucks ignition using relays, but you will still have to manually send the computer into hibernation before turning off your truck.
I love the computer in my ranger, and it's good to see there are a few of us ranger owners on here!