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Different inverter placement

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by jamisobe, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. jamisobe

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    I haven't seen anyone do their inverter like this, but I have heard some say that it wouldn't work. Since I decided my rear heater would never work again I wanted to use that space. So I thought some might be interested in seeing another viable option for inverter placement.

    This is a 2300 watt unit that puts out 4600 watts peak. It shows voltage of the battery driving the inverter as well as wattage being put out. I flipped the bottom so that it would fit down into the valley. I also added a nickel width washer under the rear seat legs to give a smidgen of needed room. If I had Landtank's seat kit the washers would not be neccesary.

    The ground poking up through the floor is a relatively tight fit were the heater lines poked through. I used a liberal quantity of silicone sealer underneath the duct tape.
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    More pics. The first 2 were before I decided to pull and powerwash the carpet and running the positive 2/0 welding cable from the new deep cycle.
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    Nice install. Should stay cool enough down there ;)

    Where did you purchace it? I have a 400w that I find I use all the time and would like to get a one with more power.
     
  4. jamisobe

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    I bought it on Ebay. The fans draw air from the end you see looking at the outlets and from underneath. I have tested it and it works great so far. I don't expect any problems.

    I wanted enough power to run an electric chainsaw, a heater, and especially a coffee maker. The key is having a monster battery in a dual set-up and for me a seperator so I could forget about the charging operation.
     
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    Nice......if you don't mind me asking how much did it run you?
     
  6. jamisobe

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    I think I ended up winning a bid for $225 with shipping.

    The battery was $292 shipped. If you want the Odyssey 2150 call around locally before you buy. I could of got mine for $280 locally. Probably would of been close to the same after sales tax, but 292 was a steal.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but how monster is that battery? I don't know a darn thing about Odyssey but for that kinda price it had better be something really special. I mean what are its stats what makes it worth that. Thats just a mind blowing price for a battery IMO especially if you have a dual setup.
     
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    Looks good. My only concern would be the air flow along the sides. If those fins are functional heat sinks instead of decoration, the restricted air flow around them could pose a problem.
     
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    2150 cranking amps. 200 minutes of reserve capacity. Service life of 6-10 years.

    Odyssey 2150
     
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    Nice install.

    One worry:

    1. You go through a water crossing that gets you stuck, you then have water coming and possibly submerging your inverter.
     
  12. jamisobe

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    The fins are exposed better than it appears. The carpet was cut back to not interfere with the fins. The primary mechanism for cooling is airflow over the circuitry which is pulled by 3 fans and is also unobstructed.
     
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    Thanks.

    I may have to replace the inverter if it becomes submerged. If it were to become submerged it may not be an issue if it is allowed to dry thoroughly before turned on. Hopefully I don't stall in water that deep. I don't have a snorkel either.
     
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    The display switch on this inverter is nice because it allows me to check the voltage of my deep cycle at the flick of a switch. Definately a nice feature to have for my purposes.
     
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    I plan on using a 2 or 3 outlet short heavy guage extension cord to wherever I need 110 (usually the rear where the tent will be attached via a sock). When I do my sub install I may end up putting in two 12v outlets where the ashtray is in the rear interior passenger side panel. It would be easy for me to tap into the deep cycle power from the front of the inverter.
     
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    That is one hell of a battery!
     
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    If you remove the rear ashtray an outdoor outlet fits in that rear panel perfectly.
     
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    Ya Ive been eye balling that battery, top notch stuff from those guys.

    Can you post pics of you running the chainsaw . :D

    Nice work .

    ken
     
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    I have seen that, but I am not compelled to add the weight or complexity. Part of the advantage of having the inverter under the seat is the accessability of the 2 outlets on the inverter negating the need for remote outlets. However, I may eventually decide that 12 volt outlets may be of some use in that location.
     
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    Yeah man!

    I have yet to purchase that bad boy, but the hard part is now taken care of.