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12-31-2004, 06:28 PM
Tried to find an answer to this question, but couldn''s too specific I guess..
I'd like to relay my inverter (remote mounted in the trunk, with the switch remote mounted), but there's a few problems.
1. It's an 800 watt inverter, 1600 peak. I read somewhere on here that that'll draw upwards to 70A from the battery. Obviously, it's not a good idea to put a 30A relay with 70A running through it. The question here is...can I put a relay on my 8 guage power wire? Will I lose power by breaking the 8 gauge for a relay?
2. I could solve all that by relaying my remote-mounted switch, but I'm not sure that's gonna solve the problem. Is it possible to simply relay the switch, using the switch's power and ground wires?
Simple question...I'm only asking for a simple answer.


01-01-2005, 02:52 AM
put a wire from the battery to the inverter (fuse in between for safety) and then a relay to the on off switch. (leave it on, wire the relay so it's continuous with the ACC or ON)
You could put a relay on the power line but you'd need a heavy duty relay. which is pricey.