I run 15A auto cable (about 3mm think in diameter - not including insulation) to the inverter. It is a 120W Jaycar model (aust. company) and it is running a 300W ATX PSU.Originally posted by moahdib:
<STRONG>Since I am not that great in electronics I gotta question:
I have a 300W Inverter and my computer power supply is 150W. Does my inverter need to be wired with thick wires just bc its a 300W? I know the computer will never consume more than 150W...
I am thinking of redoing the wiring bc the invverter dies sometimes... using 8 gauge wire running 12feet, fused with 30A and a switch to cut the power on and off ( 12V@20A rated rocker type switch) is this a good idea??</STRONG>
The computer is a Duron 800MHz, ASUS MB. 8 Gauge is a definate overkill.... but if you arent running the inverter directly to the battery at the moment (using the cig lighter,etc) I would be trying that first.