I got my inverter from walmart, its a decent small size that allows it to be hidden behind the center console. My car has to be on one switch (radio) or watever, but the engine doesnt have to be on. It also works while im driving, one of the easiest mods done99cfENVYv6 said:is there a way to "perma" wire it? say...through the fuse box or something?
I bought an inverter and it works fine when the car is off, but when its running it wont power the ps2 slim....
what kind of inverters do you guys have? maybe i just have a inverter with some sort of safety mech in it.
99cfENVYv6 said:yea when i said "it works fine when the car is off" i meant that it works fine when the engine si off(power on)..but when i turn the engine on it wont work while driving and such. guess its time to take a trip to walmart
Yea, that the same thing happens to me, but that also happens to the rest of the electrical components in a car, they all restart again when the engine is turned on. I was also gonna hard wire my inverter to it, but then I thought to myself that I need that 12v outlet for my radar detector also, so I just about those 12v extensions and did it that way.chido said:I hard wired the inverter to the wires from the cigarette lighter. The only thing that sucks is it restarts when I start the car.
Yeah....I don't know how reliable that is though. I can still use my cell phone charger and my ps2 at the same time with seemingly no loss in voltage or interference.andrewlongcor said:how did yall hardwire it to the 12v outlet? did yall just splice the wires and connected it?
Good to know. I also fused the lead from the lighters (+) to the converter with a 20amp fuse. Does that help any?Vestax said:It's okay to hard wire it to a cig lighter adaptor if the maximum amperage draw does not exceed the limit on the 16 awg wire that's wired to it. If you're drawing more than what it could handle, you'll just blow the fuse every time, especially when the cig adaptor fuse is only 10 to 15 amps.
Thats pretty much what I did (minus the t-taps) I just spliced, wrapped, and taped.andrewlongcor said:i found this link
anybody heard of "t-tapping" into the cig lighter?