Inverter in a GU

Submitted: Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 07:25
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Hi all,
Where have people installed inverters in their GU wagons?
I have a 300W inverter and was thinking that in the cavity above the glove box might be a good spot, then run a short lead to somewhere accessible.
Would it be too hot?
I have an old fan out of a computer power supply which i could put with it for cooling, might this overcome the possible cooling problem?
Thanks in advance,
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:09

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:09
Nick, plenty of room in there, you shouldn't have any problems with air flow, touch wood........
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:17

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:17
Also meant to say that there is a 1" or 1.25" round tube in there that will make it easy to mount your invertor to. Hope this helps?
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Reply By: bombsquad - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:46

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 10:46
Thinking of doing the same thing. Any hints on getting the dash pannel(s) off and on again - my record for interior bits and pieces that snap together isn't good. Also, any hints on removing the panel which hides the drivers side seatbelt retractor mechanism, I have a rattle in there which isnt very loud bud drives me insane sometimes....

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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 11:10

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 11:10
Andrew, remove the glove box and you will find 6 screws hold the panel on, pretty easy to get it off. I presume you don't have an air bag in the LHS? Don't know about the panel for the seat belt, sorry.
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Reply By: Nick R - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 14:12

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 14:12
Thanks John,
I'll get into it tonight
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 15:09

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 15:09
In case you have an air bag in the left side as I have put the inverter behind one of the rear seats. I placed mine on the back of the drawers.
I have also seen some mount it on the cargo barrier. In all cases make sure you have a heavy lead to the inverter straight from the batt for both positive and negative wires, placing an inline fuse in the positive lead.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Nick R - Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 23:13

Monday, Jan 02, 2006 at 23:13
Hi all, an update.....
attached the inverter and cooling fan to some flat iron and rivetted it to that bar behind the dash.
Next job is to put a plug in the cabin and wire up a relay and switch so I can turn it off after i connect it to the battery.
Should be a pretty tidy job once i finish.
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